Class of 2010 safety Dontae Johnson was ecstatic when Maryland gave him his first offer of the recruiting process last week. Now two more schools have joined the fray.
The Maryland offer was apparently more than a great opportunity for the 6-foot-3, 180-pound defensive back from the Garden State. It was also a sign of things to come.
"I was offered by NC State on November 21 and Michigan State on November 22," Johnson said. "I was really excited about the NC State offer but to top it off from getting one from my top school left me speechless. I am so excited and I know they're both great programs."
While the Wolfpack is a serious option for Johnson, as he said, Michigan State is at the top of his list.
"I don't really know much about (NC State's) program but I've heard it's a great program. I've had a chance to talk to coach Mike Reed and he told me they're looking for physical safeties that make plays and fly around the football field.
"Michigan State just has a beautiful campus with brand new facilities they just built. It's a program on the rise."
Johnson said he has no plans to visit either school in the near future but is open to the possibility if he is able to arrange his schedule in a way that would allow for it.
He now holds offers from Maryland, NC State and Michigan State. Johnson has also been receiving interest from UConn, Oregon, North Carolina, Duke, Boston College, Georgia, Virginia and Rutgers.