Those offers include Cal Poly, UNLV, Idaho and Colorado State.
As a senior at California High, Johnson rushed for 1300 yards and 20 rushing touchdowns. His highlight tape, above cut by Under The Radar, shows his propensity for breaking big runs. His listed 40 time is 4.51, and he has some athletic tradition in his family: His father played basketball at St. Mary's.
Johnson has gotten an eyeful of Robert Turbin and Kerwynn Williams in the last two years, and said he's interested in becoming part of the growing running back tradition at Utah State. And he's cultivated a good relationship with Wells, in particular.
"He relates well to the players, being a younger guy," Johnson said. "I know he wants to mix it up with the run and the pass, and I think he sees how I fit into that."
Johnson joins a recruiting class that has so far been held intact since Andersen's departure, and he's the first running back in the class. Utah State has a number of young running backs on its roster already, but obviously graduates a great talent this year in Williams.