Delando Johnson has watched many of the other recruits from his area verbally commit to their respective colleges before their senior season begins. The three-star athlete from Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall probably won't be following their lead.
Johnson is still enjoying the recruiting process and doesn't seem to be in any hurry to shut anything down.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound athlete has camped at Ohio State, Cincinnati, Maryland and Bowling Green this summer and he's up to nine offers. Some other schools probably would have offered by now if they knew what position he was likely to play in college.
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"Some want me at strong safety, some want me at free safety," he said this week.
With offers from Boston College, Illinois and Wake Forest, among others, Johnson wants to make sure he does all of his homework before he makes his decision. That's why he plans on taking all five of his official visits, or at least as many as he's able to before he finds that perfect fit.
Johnson said the three schools mentioned above, plus Ohio State, Maryland and Toledo, have been recruiting him the hardest, and it's safe to say that his college of choice will probably be one of those six schools, unless another school gets involved soon.
"I just want a great football program obviously," Johnson said. "And a great education. I'm looking for a family environment and a great relationship with all the coaches. Good weather, too."
What does Johnson consider good weather?
"Just a nice atmosphere," he said. "75 to 80 degrees, something like that."
Johnson is ranked the No. 34 athlete in the nation according to Rivals.com.