Port Neches-Grove quarterback Roschon Johnson looks for an open receiver during a 2016 game versus Silsbee. He was the first commitment in Texas' 2019 signing class. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise)


Meet the Longhorns: Quarterback Roschon Johnson achieves dream

Posted December 19th, 2018


Roschon Johnson, quarterback, Port Neches-Groves

Port Neches-Groves quarterback Roschon Johnson rushes for a touchdown in a playoff win.

FYI: 6-1/192; 4 stars; No. 4-ranked dual-threat quarterback

Fabulous 55 ranking: 27


Committed: July 21, 2017

Scouting report: Johnson shattered every record a quarterback could set at Port Neches-Groves and was the first commitment of the 2019 class. The four-star dual-threat was clearly Tom Herman’s only priority at the position in the 2019 class and it didn’t take long to convince the life-long Texas fan to pledge to the Longhorns. Johnson finished his prep career with 7,710 passing yards and 85 touchdowns. He added 4,871 yards and 82 touchdowns on the ground.

Johnson is also a winner. He led Port Neches-Groves to three district titles and multiple-round runs in the playoffs each year at quarterback. Johnson was a finalist for the Elite 11 and is an improved passer from the time he emerged as a starter as a sophomore. Texas won’t need Johnson to play in 2019 with the quarterback room in great shape.

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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