March 11, 2009

Johnson impressed with TCU visit

Silsbee, Texas dual-threat quarterback Jeremy Johnson has been tearing up east Texas defenses for the last two years. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder compiled over 2,200 yards of total offense in 2008 earning him district honors.

Johnson has offers on the table from TCU, Missouri, West Virginia, Houston, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, Baylor and Arizona. Several others are recruiting Johnson in hopes of him making a transition to another position.

Johnson has been up front early in the process letting teams know of his desire to at least get a shot at quarterback at the next level. One team that has recruited Johnson as a signal caller from day one is TCU, who was first to extend the dual-threat an offer. Johnson was in Ft. Worth last Sunday to see TCU up close for the first time and came away impressed.

"I liked the visit," Johnson said. "The players were friendly and so were the coaches. The coaches really want me and they are getting a lot of exposure so that's one place I'm looking forward too. The facilities are nice and everything is right by each other. It takes me no time to get to the locker room from my classes.

"Coach Patterson is a calm and positive guy. They're recruiting me as a quarterback."

TCU made a good impression on Johnson, who says the chance to play quarterback is what's most important.

"Yes," Johnson answered when asked if TCU is among his favorites. "It's out of TCU and West Virginia. West Virginia is on my mind a little more though. If I would be an athlete, I'd probably go to Oklahoma but I'm going to be a quarterback."

Johnson is scheduled next to head up to Michigan this weekend.

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