Freshman Daje Johnson excels in debut

September, 9, 2012
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Daje Johnson strayed from the straight and narrow early at Texas.

A suspension was ordered and served.

In his first game back, Johnson stuck right to the game plan and never veered off course on a 45-yard touchdown catch and run.

"I saw the touchdown," Johnson said. "I kept running until I got to the end zone and thanked my line."

Seems simple enough. But if Johnson’s debut was any indication, he could become very difficult to stop. The freshman touched the ball four times for 70 yards.

"He does a great job with the ball in his hands, and I thought he played confident," co-offensive coordinator Bryan Harsin said. "He came into this game well prepared for what we asked him to do.

"He knew his role, he knew his assignments, he knew where to go, and he knew what to expect when he got the ball into his hands," he added. "It looked like there wasn't a whole lot of hesitation when he was playing out there when he did get the ball."

Carter Strickland | email

Reporter, HornsNation

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