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Two favorites for Johnson

Cape Coral (Fla.) Island Coast three-star athlete T.J. Johnson’s recruitment has been quiet throughout his senior season. That should change soon, with him planning to schedule his first official visits.

Johnson is a fan of teams that utilize a spread offensive attack.

“I plan to go see Arizona and West Virginia for sure,” Johnson said. “Those are the visits I know I want to take so far.”

Johnson also mentioned the possibility of visiting Georgia Tech, but said that the Wildcats and Mountaineers are the primary schools in the picture.

“It is really just those two right now, at this point,” Johnson said.

The 5-foot-8, 170-pound prospect who will likely be used as a running back in space or slot receiver said that his top two share a similar quality.

“It is the spread offense,” Johnson said.

The South Florida speedster has remained in regular contact with the coaching staffs at each of his two favorites. He shared who he is speaking with and the pitch they are giving him.

“I am talking to (associate head) Coach (Calvin) Magee,” Johnson said of Arizona. “He said they would use me the same way they used Noel Devine and Steve Slaton when they were at West Virginia.”

“(Defensive line) Coach (Erik) Slaughter,” Johnson said of West Virginia. “They would use me the same way they use Tavon (Austin).”

At this time, the two schools are on even footing.

“It is going to come down to the visits,” Johnson said of determining a favorite.

Johnson doesn’t have a specific timeline for making a decision.

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