Garland DB Talks ISU

Iowa State has gotten to know the city of Garland, Tex. quite well over the past five years. After signing DeAndre Jackson and Devin McDowell, the ISU coaching staff is now after another DB from the other side of Garland. Get the details here.

Iowa State has offered another defensive back out of Garland, Tex. Tejay Johnson, a 6'0, 185 pound safety joins DeAndre Jackson and Devin McDowell as Garland natives who have been offered by Iowa State. Johnson attends South Garland High School while the brothers attended Garland High School.


Johnson said that when he heard about the offer, his first reaction was being surprised.


"It was kind of surprising. I kind of got a tip from a kid up there that used to go to my school. He told me that they were interested in me. It was kind of a surprise but in a way I was expecting it," said Johnson.


Johnson doesn't know DeAndre Jackson very well but he admitted that he's talked to McDowell about Iowa State numerous times at sporting events when they face each other.


"Devin and I talk sometimes at track meets and stuff. We talk," said Johnson.


Johnson's primary recruiter has been Iowa State assistant coach Tony Alford.


"He's cool. I talk to him on the phone about every other week. He seems really cool," said Johnson.


Johnson's connection between McDowell and Jackson helps Iowa State's chances, but Johnson said that he's been paying a lot of attention to Iowa State on his own.


"I've looked at who all they recruited and stuff and they look pretty good. I'm seriously thinking about Iowa State," said Johnson.


In Johnson's junior year, he had 102 tackles, five sacks and two interceptions. Johnson has already received offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Georgia Tech, Wisconsin and Iowa State.


When it comes to making a decision, Johnson wants to do it before the end of his senior season.


"If it's not before the season starts, it will be during the season when I make a decision," said Johnson.


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