Iowa Offers Johnson

Iowa continued its attempt to make waves in Texas when it offered Ennis High CB Jah'Shawn Johnson this week. He talked about the Hawkeye opportunity and the rest of his recruitment in this update.

The recruitment of Jahshawn Johnson continued its steady pace this week when the Texas safety added an Iowa offer. The Hawkeyes were his first Big Ten opportunity.

"(Thursday) was the first time that I talked to them," the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Johnson said. "I really don't know a lot about them. From what I hear they are a good school and program."

Arizona State, Baylor, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Washington and Washington State already have offered scholarships to Johnson, he said. The Ennis (TX) High product said Washington and Tulsa have been recruiting him the most consistently.

"I feel like Kansas will (offer) soon," Johnson said.

Scout.com ranks Johnson as the 54th best cornerback in his class nationally. He is coming off of a junior season that saw him total 72 tackles, nine passes defended, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery as he earned first-team all-star laurels as a punt returner.

Johnson has visited Baylor and TCU. He's decided to stop at as many campuses as he can this summer to get a better feel for where he would best fit.

Iowa could be a destination for a visit in the next few months. LeVar Woods is leading the Hawkeyes recruitment of Johnson.

"I just want to see how it is up there and how they treat the players and see if it's somewhere I would like to go," Johnson said.

Johnson said the strengths of his game are reading the offense and making up ground when the ball is in the air. He's trying to improve his man-coverage skills.

Johnson is undecided on his college major and is unsure when he will commit to a college. Johnson is the son of former Dallas Cowboys safety Keith Davis.


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