Texas head coach Tom Herman speaks to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Longhorns land Roschon Johnson, top QB priority for 2019 class

Posted July 21st, 2017


Tom Herman is racking up victories before his first game as head coach of the Longhorns. Friday night his 2018 class moved to 13 members when four-star cornerback Jalen Green pledged to the Longhorns, moving the class closer to a top-five ranking. The good news at the Stars at Night showcase event continued for the Longhorns when the class of 2019 gained its first commitment.

Roschon Johnson of Port Neches-Groves is a 6-foot, dual-threat quarterback who held 15 offers from around the country. He ranks No. 14 on The Next 25 and is a four-star recruit listed as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the 2019 class, per 247Sports Composite. He was one of only two quarterbacks offered by Texas in the 2019 class and made numerous trips to Austin since Herman was hired.

Johnson was considering offers from Baylor, Florida, North Carolina and Oklahoma before announcing his intentions on Twitter.


Johnson popped up on recruiting radars after a sophomore season in which he passed for 2,328 yards and rushed for 1,650 while accounting for 56 touchdowns. He had just six interceptions on 232 pass attempts.

He was honored as the District 22-5A MVP and was offered scholarships by 13 schools.

The quarterback, who gave UT its first commitment for 2019, was Tom Herman’s top target at the position for the class.

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