Big Texan has Navy offer

Navy received a big commitment out of Waco, Texas from Brenndan Johnson. When recruiting Johnson, who plays at Midway High School, the Midshipmen staff noticed Joseph Gonzales, who plays at neighboring Waco High School. The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle was extended a June offer and tells he believes Annapolis would be an "awesome" place to be for college.

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"Navy was my fourth offer," Gonzales said. "Coach Yokitis came [to Waco] to look at my quarterback in the spring and started talking to me about Navy when he was here. He stayed in touch. I decided to call him one night to touch base with him and he told me he was just about to call me, that they were ready to offer.

"Coach Yo said the first time he saw me on film, he liked the nastiness he saw out of me in being able to dominate the competition on the offensive line. I haven't been [to Annapolis] yet but I've heard a lot of great things about the school and football program. I'm excited to have the offer. I think it would be awesome to go to a place like that. I'm hoping to schedule a trip up there to check it out."

At Waco, Gonzales became a starter in his junior season after spending his sophomore year behind Andrew Billings who ended up signing with Baylor. He started all 12 of the Lions games at right tackle helping the offense to a 40 points-per-game average.

"We had a heck of an offense last season," he said. "I think we can duplicate it this year. I've improved on my run blocking. In the spring I really focused on that aspect of my game, staying low at pad-level, working on my punch, and getting to the second level."

Gonzales' offers are from Navy, North Texas, Incarnate Word, and Liberty. This summer he has taken an unofficial visit to North Texas and has camped at Texas Tech.

"I'm really looking for a program with great coaches and great academics at the school," Gonzales stated. "I just want to be somewhere I'll fit in, honestly. Location isn't important to me. I'm open right now. I'm focused on having a good season. After that, I'll see where that will take me with recruiting."

Gonzales was named First Team All-District and All-State Honorable Mention in Texas 4A last season for the 8-4 Lions. Top Stories