MISSOULA, Mont. -

District Court Judge Karen Townsend told attorneys in the high profile rape case of the former University of Montana football player, Jordan Johnson, that she expects to call as many as 400 potential jurors.

Johnson's trial is scheduled for February 8th.

That's considered an extremely high number for a Missoula  trial.

Because of fire codes, the third floor courtroom in Missoula can only accommodate 155 potential jurors at one time.

The former Grizzly quarterback  is accused of sexually assaulting a friend at her house in February.

Johnson did not appear at Tuesday's hearing.

His attorney said the college student was taking an exam.