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2006 Johnson has plenty of options

Cory Johnson has not yet put together a definite list of schools that he is considering when it comes to his recruitment, but there is no doubt that a number of high major programs are seriously interested in his services. The 6-foot-7, 213-pound small forward from Duluth (MN) East High School has already taken a number of unofficial visits, but intends to take some official visits before making any decisions about his future.
"Iowa State might be coming up on Tuesday to watch me play," Johnson said. "Stanford, Maryland and Connecticut are some of the schools that I have recently talked with. Actually, Connecticut called and left me a message, but I have not had the opportunity to call them back yet. That is something I plan to do as soon as I can.
"I have taken unofficial visits to Illinois, Marquette, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin," he added. "I went to Marquette this past weekend to watch them play Arizona. It was a great game, but I wish the outcome had been different. Marquette is a school that I have a lot of interest in. Coach (Tom) Crean is a great man and a coach that I really like."
Johnson, the No. 118 ranked player in the class of 2006, stated that he is receiving interest from a large number of high major schools, but did not want to elaborate much in fear of leaving some of the schools off his list.
"I don't really have a set list of schools right now," Johnson said. "I wish that I did, but I haven't really gotten that far in my recruitment. I could definitely give you a long list of schools that are recruiting me, but my biggest fear is that I leave somebody off the list. That has happened to me in the past.
"The plan right now is for me to take some official visits next fall," he added. "Stanford and Iowa State are two schools that I have a lot of interest in visiting, but nothing is official as this time. I would actually like to see as many schools as I possibly can. I am really wide-open right now, but I know that taking as many visits as I can will help me make my final decision."
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