June 8, 2009

Three schools vie for Georgia safety

Isaiah Johnson has been hitting the road for the last few weeks touring campuses including stops in Athens, Ga. and Stillwater, Ok. The Bulldogs and Cowboys are very interested in the three-star safety from Sandy Creek High School, but another team is still at the top of his list.

"My top three in order is Georgia Tech, UGA, and Oklahoma State," Johnson said Sunday night. "I am heading over the Yellow Jackets camp on Saturday and I still like Georgia Tech more even though my visits went well last week."

Johnson who grew up a Georgia fan enjoyed his trip in Athens, but.

"The visit to UGA went well and I feel better about the school and some things," Johnson said. "I am just really not sure about UGA and all the competition at safety there. I like coach Willie Martinez, but I am still thinking about them."

The trip out west to Oklahoma State was also something he was looking forward to and the Cowboys made a good impression on Johnson as well.

"I went to Oklahoma State last Thursday and it was really cool and very different from what I am used to," Johnson said. "The coaches and facilities were really nice and it is a great program."

Despite the great visits, the relationship Johnson has developed with the Georgia Tech coaching staff remains one of the strongest pulls.

"At Georgia Tech everybody is really cool," he said. "I really like coach Giff Smith a lot and Buzz Preston who is recruiting me is a good guy. I like all the coaches there a lot and coach Smith is my dude. The coaches are why Georgia Tech is still my top school. I know them and they know me well and I feel really comfortable with Tech's coaches."

Johnson will head down to Miami later this week and then camp with a bunch of Georgia Tech's top prospects on Saturday. He expects to make a decision before the end of June.

"I am going down to Miami this week and I would like to get out to Stanford or UCLA sometime for a visit, but I am still thinking I will make a decision by the end of the month."

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