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

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Meet the Longhorns: Tyler Johnson provides Texas with bookend offensive tackle

Posted December 19th, 2018

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Tyler Johnson, offensive tackle, Conroe Oak Ridge

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

FYI: 6-5/308; 4 stars; No. 37-ranked player in class

Fabulous 55 ranking: 5

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Committed: May 25

Scouting report: Johnson possesses an NFL frame and the athleticism to become a dominant force and an anchor at left tackle. He’s surprisingly quick for a player his size and does a good job staying balanced against edge rushers. Johnson possesses quick hands and good footwork for a prep prospect. He was a first-team all-district selection as a junior after earning second-team honors during his sophomore season.

He’s already started a lot of games in high school against some of the best competition in the Houston-area, including during practice when he faced Ossai each day. That experience at the Class 6A level should help him adapt to the difference between high school defensive ends and the ones he’ll face in the Big 12.

It’s hard for offensive tackles to make an impact in their first season as collegiate athletes because of the difference in speed and strength in the college game. Johnson won’t be immune to that difficulty. Some players do, like former Longhorn Connor Williams, and Texas might need Johnson to compete for starting snaps, or at least in the two-deep, once he steps on campus. Improving the talent and depth on the offensive line is the No. 1 priority for Herman.

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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

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