Johnson is commit No. 11 for the Aggies
June, 3, 2013
By Sam Khan Jr. | ESPN.com
Sam Khan Jr./ESPNDefensive end Jarrett Johnson chose Texas A&M over Texas and TCU, among others.A commitment seemed imminent given his words, but a couple postponements and the lack of an appearance at camp for Texas A&M 2014 defensive end target Jarrett Johnson (Katy, Texas/Seven Lakes) made some Aggies fans wonder if a commitment would ever come.
The wait ended on Sunday night. Johnson is commit No. 11 for the Aggies.
The 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect ended his recruitment on Sunday, calling the coaching staff to deliver news of his commitment, according to Seven Lakes coach Lydell Wilson.
On Friday, Johnson spoke of plans of attending both Texas and Texas A&M camps to get one final look at both schools, even though he stated the Aggies were his clear leader and he felt the gap might be too large for the Longhorns to pick up ground.
He didn't attend either camp, but decided to make his choice official on Sunday. Johnson's primary recruiter was special teams coordinator and tight ends coach Jeff Banks and defensive line coach Terry Price.
When asked earlier this week why the Aggies had such a lead in the race for his services, Johnson pointed to a few factors.
"Their coaching staff," Johnson said. "I feel real good around them. I feel real good about UT, but A&M, it's just a little bit better. More like family, closer to home and they've had more recent success."
Aside from his top two of Texas A&M and Texas, Johnson had offers from Baylor, Missouri, Northwestern, Oklahoma and most recently, TCU. He maintained that he wanted to stay in-state and though he considered others, his top two have been the Longhorns and Aggies since they both offered in February.
Johnson is the 11th commit of the Aggies' 2014 class and the second defensive line commitment. He is the first defensive end commit of the class.
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