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Texas head coach Tom Herman speaks about the new recruiting class on Dec. 19, 2018, in Austin. [NICK WAGNER/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]


The Dotted Line: Commitment Q&A with Texas signee Caleb Johnson

Posted January 14th, 2019


Caleb Johnson was one of two JUCO defenders to sign with Texas during the early signing period. The 6-1, 215-pound product of Fullerton College was the No. 3-ranked outside linebacker from the JUCO ranks and hopes to make an immediate impact by enrolling this week.

Texas has signed 22 players and holds a 2019 class ranking ninth in the nation. Only four-star offensive lineman Javonne Shepherd elected to wait until national signing day in February. The Longhorns hope to add three or four commitments before moving their complete attention to the 2020 and 2021 classes.

Let’s get to know Johnson better before he embarks on his career in Austin in this Commitment Q&A.


At what age did you start playing football?


What made Texas your choice?

I felt like it was the school and I was thinking of reasons not to go.

How would you describe your future role at Texas?


What would you use to describe Tom Herman?

He’s a great coach who is going to really push us in practice.

What was the hardest part about the recruiting process?

Making the final decision.

What did you learn most from your time in JUCO?

How to really push myself.

What artist would you like to see live in concert?

NBA Youngboy.

Favorite movie?

“Remember the Titans.”

Favorite athlete?

Lebron James.

Favorite sport other than football?