Victor Johnson, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound four-star safety from Waco, Texas, says he has narrowed his choices to Oklahoma State, Miami, Oklahoma, Kansas, Baylor and Texas Tech. All of his favorites have offered as well as Houston and Purdue.
"My main three are Oklahoma State, Miami and Oklahoma," Johnson said. "I'm probably gonna wait until February to make a decision though. I need to think it through and make the right decision. I want to see where I can play early and fit in. I just want a place that feels like home to me."
Johnson, ranked as the No. 15 safety in the country by Scout.com, hasn't set up any official visits yet, but says he'd like to take all five. "Right now, I just don't got time," he said. "We're about to start playoffs, so I'm not gonna set up any visits until it's over."
Johnson says Miami and Texas were his childhood favorites, but the Longhorns haven't offered.
"I just like the whole vibe of Miami," he said. "They are a winning team and I just like how they play. They play with a lot of energy and excitement and have good tradition.
"Oklahoma has great tradition too," he said. "They are the type of team that always plays for championships. They have a great defense every year."
Johnson says that his older brother is best friends with Sooners (senior) defensive back Marcus Walker. "Marcus is kind of like an older brother to me," he said. "He says that at OU you work hard, but you get a chance to win and play for a national championship. That's it."
Although it wasn't an official visit, Johnson says he was able to visit Oklahoma State during the summer. "It's a good school," he said. "The team is still getting better and I really liked it there. It's a nice area. I didn't think I would like it, but I was surprised. It's a nice town."
Johnson admits that he hasn't really been following the college football season closely, but says that he's been more impressed by Kansas's undefeated start. "I haven't really watched any of these teams, but I know that Kansas is like 8-0 right now and that really surprised me."
Waco High School also has a pretty good record at 8-1. Johnson has 55 tackles and says he leads the team in fumbles caused.
"I can get to the ball fast," Johnson said. "I'm good at reading the offense and I know what to do. I also cover pretty good and am a solid tackler. I can hit hard, but I really want to get more interceptions. I want to go up for the ball more."
Johnson benches 230 pounds and squats 320. He says he runs a 4.5 forty.
He reports a 3.7 core GPA, but only scored a 720 on the SAT. He is retaking the test on Jan. 26.