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Bruins Offer Johnson

Talented three-star combo guard Darin Johnson added another offer Monday night, this time from UCLA.

The Bruins staff extended the offer during their in-home with Johnson.

As usual, it made quite an impression with the Sacramento prospect.

"I just thought to myself, this is a blessing," Johnson told Bruin247. "It's another great school with tradition to offer me a scholarship."

This late decision by Howland and company comes as a surprise to many. Allerik Freeman committed to them over the weekend making the 2013 class already loaded with guards.

Nonetheless, Johnson said the timing of their offer won't hurt their chances.

"I was an under the radar player until this summer," he said. "So I would say (it doesn't hurt)."

"They're a school that's going to be nice for the next couple of years," he said. "Especially this year and the following year."

Johnson is of course referring to the top five recruiting class that the Bruins put together in 2012. Many consider UCLA to be a front runner in the Pac-12 conference this coming season.

He continued to say that Coach Mathews and Howland talk with him the most and they've told him that they'd like to secure an official visit. Johnson said that he will visit either Westwood or Texas A&M on October 20th. That would be his final visit after tripping to SDSU already, Oregon this weekend and Marquette and Washington coming up shortly.

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