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The pressure mounts for C.J.

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The calls don’t ever seem to end and the pressure doesn’t seem to stop, but some how Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek four-star receiver Calvin Johnson is keeping an even keel.
The always quiet and reserved Johnson has returned from his first official visit to Georgia Tech last weekend and is now set up to visit Georgia in January. No matter how you slice it, the battle lines have been drawn.
“It’s tough because of all the pressure from the people from Georgia and Georgia Tech,” Johnson, who is 6-foot-4 and 210 pounds, said. “I get it every day from people at school, people in town, my friends, from reporters and then from coaches. They all want to know where I’m going to go to school. I tell them that I don’t know, and I really don’t.”
If there is one recruit where you can tell the recruiting process is starting to wear on him, Johnson would be probably top at the list. The always polite and courteous Johnson has had to deal with a number of calls from coaches and reporters each night and it seems to be wearing on him.
But the good news is that with the first visit to Georgia Tech out of the way and a trip scheduled to Georgia on January 9, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
“I’ll probably decide after that visit,” Johnson said.
“I have a good time at Georgia Tech, and I would give the visit very high marks. I would say it was a nine out of a 10. I hung out with all the players and talked with Reggie Ball quite a bit. He took me around and showed me everything.”
Georgia was there at his house Sunday night to visit with him after his trip to Atlanta and the meeting went “very well” Johnson said. But with time now between his visit to Tech and UGA, Johnson said he’s going to relax and try to lay low for a few weeks.
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