Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey three-star inside linebacker Jerome Johnson might not have an offer quite yet, but it should not be too long for the first offer.
"They said they are really interested in me," Johnson said about Oregon. "They are probably going to offer. Sounds to me they might offer."
He just returned from a summer camp visit to Eugene. The Oregon staff might have liked what they saw.
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"I did real good there. It was full-contact and most of coaches were over watching me. I'm a big guy and I run that fast too."
He is 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds consistently.
There is no doubt that Johnson liked his visit.
"They are my number one. It was a very cool experience. I liked their environment and they take care of their players."
He feels that Michigan State might be getting close to extending an offer to him.
"They were the first team to recognize me." He gets continual contact by mail and during May they called him.
Other teams have showed major interest in him.
"Notre Dame sent a couple of hand-written letters lately. Washington and Colorado came down to the school. USC called my home and comes to my school all of the time."
His intentions are to make at least some of his official visits before deciding on one school.
"I'm going to take all of my visits and for sure Michigan State."
However, he likes the west coast the best.
"I really want to stay on the west coast." He is including from Washington down to California in that statement.
Even though Oregon has the clear lead at this time, he likes Michigan State, Washington, USC and Notre Dame to round out his top five schools.
Johnson collected 110 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and seven sacks as a junior. He was also a standout tight end, who had 475 receiving yards. Johnson was a unanimous first-team all-league and all-city.