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Texas’ first commitment of the 2019 class was a big one. Quarterbacks tend to lead recruiting classes and Tom Herman identified his target in the cycle early with Port Neches-Groves’ Roschon Johnson. The four-star dual-threat committed to the Longhorns last July and remains firmly entrenched with the Texas football program as spring practice for his high school approaches. Johnson, along with most of the other commitments, as well as dozens of elite targets, was in attendance for the Orange-White game on Saturday.
Here is his commitment Q&A:
At what age did you fall in love with football?
Probably around the age of five because my older brother was playing tackle football. I remember being too small but trying on his pads in the mirror. I was around the game a lot.
What made Texas your choice?
It’s hard to narrow that down to one thing. Three days before Tom Herman was hired by Texas, I tweeted that I would want to play for a coach like that. The fit was comfortable, and I know he can use dual-threat quarterbacks from his time with Ohio State and Houston. I wanted to play for him.
What are your goals as a senior?
Our goal is to win every game. We need to take it play by play and not look ahead. Our only loss in the regular season last season was because we were focused too far down the road. We need to stay focused.
What was most important to you as a recruit?
The fit and feeling comfortable.
What were your initial thoughts of Tom Herman?
I first met Tom Herman at a Houston camp when I was a freshman, and he doesn’t remember but I shook his hand. The first time he remembers me is on a visit to my school during my sophomore season. We really got to know each other at a junior day and he isn’t shy. He’s not a tough-guy coach all the time. We have conversations about life.
Where do you see yourself playing at Texas?
What artist would you most like to see live?
Drake. Future and Young Thug are also on the list.
Favorite athlete of all-time?
Muhammad Ali. I’ve read a lot about him and he’s a real inspiration to me.
Favorite sport to watch other than football?
I mostly watch football. I start watching basketball once the playoffs start.
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