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Conroe Oak Ridge offensive tackle Tyler Johnson committed to Texas on May 28. (Mike Craven)


The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas commit, offensive tackle Tyler Johnson

Posted September 18th, 2018


Texas gained a commitment from four-star offensive tackle Tyler Johnson on May 28. The Conroe Oak Ridge product is the No. 5-ranked player on the Fabulous 55 and the second-best offensive line product in the state. He’s a unique player with strength, length and the size to be a dominant right tackle.

Texas commit Tyler Johnson plays left tackle in a game between Conroe Oak Ridge and The Woodlands. (Mike Craven)

Johnson is athletic enough to play left tackle in college, as he does in high school, but he’ll need to improve his footwork as a pass blocker to handle speed rushers. Still, Johnson is a high-end offensive tackle prospect and the will become the highest-rated offensive lineman to commit to Texas under head coach Tom Herman if he signs a national letter of intent in December or February.

At what age did you fall in love with football?

I have an older brother who started playing football before me. He was six and I was four. I started playing when I was six. My brother started it for me.


What made Texas your choice?

It was more than football. It was academics and the people. It was all about my future.

Where do you want to improve most before you step on campus?

I want to improve on my footwork and make sure everything is set for college because it is a higher speed. I need to make sure it is on point.

What word would you use to describe Tom Herman?

Bold. And champion.

Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?

Offensive tackle.

What artist would you most like to see live?

Travis Scott for Houston or Chief Keef because I was born and raised in Chicago.

Favorite movie?

“Wolf of Wall Street.”

Favorite athlete of all-time?

Michael Jordan.

Favorite sport to watch other than football?


2019 Texas Longhorns recruiting class

PlayerPos. SchoolStarsCommitment date
Roschon Johnson QBPort Neches-Groves4July 21 (2017)
T'Vondre Sweat DEHuntsville3Feb. 28
Jordan Whittington WRCuero4March 10
De'Gabriel Floyd OLBWestlake Village (Calif.)4March 31
Kenyatta Watson IIDBGrayson (Ga.)4May 1
Brayden Liebrock TEChandler (Ariz.)3May 8
Tyler JohnsonOLConroe Oak Ridge4May 25
Jared WileyTETemple3May 26
Jake SmithWRNotre Dame Preparatory (Ariz.)4June 3
Peter MpagiDEGeorge Ranch3June 16
Chris AdimoraSMayfair (Calif.)4July 1
Marques CaldwellCBAlvin3July 7
Marcus Tillman Jr.OLBJones (Fla.)3July 28
Javonne ShepherdOTNorth Forest4July 29
Derrian BrownRBBuford (Ga.)4Sept. 16
Tyler OwensSPlano East4Sept. 24
David GbendaILBKaty Cinco Ranch4Sept. 30
Marcus WashingtonWRTrinity Catholic (Mo.)4Oct. 26
Myron WarrenDEMany (La.)3Nov. 19
Jacoby JonesDEButler C.C.3Nov. 21
Caleb JohnsonOLBFullerton College (Calif.)3Dec. 17
Kennedy LewisWRMelissa3Dec. 18
Isaiah HookfinOTFort Bend Dulles4Dec. 21
Bru McCoyATHMater Dei (Calif.)5Jan. 25