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Fabulous 55 member Tyler Johnson joins Texas’ recruiting class

Posted May 25th, 2018

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The former anchor of Texas’ offensive line was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft on April 27. The Longhorns hope the addition of four-star Conroe Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson provides the same production as Connor Williams. Johnson picked Texas over Texas A&M, Oklahoma and numerous others on Friday night. He’s the seventh commitment for Texas in the 2019 class and the first on the offensive line.

Texas signed outside linebacker Joseph Ossai in the 2018 class, a teammate of Johnson from Oak Ridge. Johnson was considered a Texas lean as a junior and picked the Longhorns before the start of his senior season. Johnson is a long-armed, big-bodied player who is a true left tackle prospect at the collegiate level. He’s also physical enough to play right tackle.

Johnson is the first piece of the puzzle for Texas along the offensive line in the 2019 cycle. The Longhorns hope to add Branson Bragg, Javonne Shepherd and at least one more big man like Kenyon Green or Stacey Wilkins in the 2019 class. Johnson becomes the first offensive line commit under the direction of new position coach Herb Hand.

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