AUSTIN, Texas -- It appears as though it is only a matter of time before high three-star wide receiver Marcus Johnson (League City, Texas/Clear Springs) becomes the 21st commitment for the Longhorns’ 2012 class.
A source tells HornsNation that it won’t happen until Johnson meets with Texas coach Mack Brown and receives a formal offer. That could come as soon as today or next week when Johnson is slated to take an official visit for banquet weekend.
Johnson (6-foot-1, 180 pounds) originally committed to Texas Tech in June. In November, he switched his pledge from the Red Raiders to Texas A&M. But Johnson put himself back on the market on Friday after the Aggies fired head coach Mike Sherman.
He’d be the second receiver in a matter of days to commit to Texas. Four-star recruit Kendall Sanders (Athens, Texas/Athens) became the Longhorns 20th commitment for their 2012 class on Friday. He had recently de-committed from Oklahoma State.
Johnson caught 63 passes for 1,169 yards (18.4 average) and 11 touchdowns, and had 30 rushes for 352 yards (11.7 average) and another score. He also returned kicks and punts. He posted a 4.51 40-yard dash, 4.41 20-yard shuttle and 30.5-inch vertical along the combine circuit.
Arizona, Northwestern, Wake Forest, Baylor, Rice, West Virginia, Kansas and Air Force were among the other schools to offer him.