Brett Johnson Now Gets Attention

Brett Johnson

<b>Brett Johnson</b>, the safety prospect from Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley, who attended the UCLA one-day camp in June, went from being almost completely unknown to having the Pac-10 showing him interest...

After a strong showing at the San Diego State Nike Camp, and then another impressive performance at the UCLA Adidas Camp, Henderson (Nev.) Green Valley safety Brett Johnson (6-1 ½, 190), was able to rise past the often overlooked prospects from Nevada, and get some attention from a handful of Pac-10 schools.

He received his first offer, from Nevada, following their camp this summer, and while it's his lone offer, Johnson said a trio of other schools, all in California, have requested his film after the start of his season, with the chances of an offer from them good if they like what they see.

"UCLA, Fresno State and USC all said they want me to send them tape after my first three games," said Johnson.

Along with those three, Johnson is also hearing from Oregon and Washington schools.

"My top five is UCLA, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington and Washington State. I grew up a UCLA fan, and really like them," said Johnson.

So with UCLA his top school, would an offer make an impact on Johnson? "Oh, it'd make a real big impact. I mean, UCLA was my favorite school growing up. I'd probably still take all of my visits, but it would make a big impact on me."

Recently named the #32 prospect in the West by The Insiders, Johnson wanted to set the record straight as to his position.

"They have me listed as a linebacker. I don't know where that came from. I'm a safety, I played safety last year. I'm not a linebacker."

Last season, Johnson tallied 84 tackles and 2 interceptions, and also grabbed 7 passes for 132 yards.

He would prefer to stay in the West, and his mom wants him to go to a place where he can get a top-notch education. "My mom told me the most important thing in a school is the education."

He has a 3.5 GPA and scored an 890 on his SAT, qualifying him.

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