Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Watch List CB Darrion Johnson talks A&M
By Sam Khan Jr.
BRENHAM, Texas -- ESPN Watch List cornerback Darrion Johnson keeps his eye on one specific area when he takes in a team's practice during a visit.
Naturally, he watches the defensive backs.
Johnson is looking for several things: how the secondary coach works with his players, what the tempo is like, how physical the players are. Those are all important things for the 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback from Brenham (Texas) High School as he gets a feel for what school fits him best.
ESPN Watch List defensive back Darrion Johnson says all schools are even right now.
So when he traveled to College Station, Texas, on Saturday for Texas A&M's junior day, the secondary was what he watched.
"I like how they do their DBs," Johnson said. "It's fast-paced. No slowing down."
It was Johnson's second junior day in as many months. He traveled to Austin, Texas to attend Texas junior day on Feb. 10.
On Saturday, Johnson was able to get a feel for how the Aggies do things.
"They work hard," Johnson said. "I was hoping they'd have pads on so I could see how physical their practice is. Also, I talked to the coaches to see if I fit there and try to get in real good with them."
Johnson does not have an official offer from the Aggies at the moment. The coaching staff, however, does have interest in him.
"They were talking about how I would fit for them and that they like me," Johnson said.
Currently, Johnson declares that he has no leader in the recruiting process.
"Right now they're all the same," Johnson said. "I just want to keep going and see what changes."
His next stop is likely to be in Waco, Texas. Johnson said he plans to get up to Baylor for a visit soon, but he hasn't set a date yet. Among the offers he holds are Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas State, TCU and UTEP.
As for a decision, Johnson has no set timeline.
"I said I was going to wait until an All-American game and choose there," Johnson said. "But I don't know if I want to wait."