Recruiting: OSU Is The Victor On Johnson

It was a huge sports night in Waco, Texas Tuesday night as high school rivals Waco High and Waco University High battled on the hardwood at University High. However, the biggest winner in Waco may have been Oklahoma State as Waco High safety Victor Johnson, a three-time All-District performer, told Cowboy assistant coach Doug Meacham he is going to be a Cowboy.

"Yes, I committed to Oklahoma State tonight," said Johnson, who delivered the news between the girls and boys games Tuesday night between Waco High and University High. "I just know they are a good team on the way up, and they are a good family and I want to be a part of that."

Johnson also was honorable mention All-State with the Associated Press and rated by Texas Football as the top safety prospect in Texas. Johnson played his high school football for legendary Waco head coach Johnny Tusa.

Waco had a great season going with just one loss before they were shocked in the first round of the playoffs by Ennis in a four-overtime marathon in which Johnson made a key hit to force a fumble. Known as a big hitter, Johnson had 129 tackles as a sophomore, 84 as a junior, and 65 this past season as teams looked to avoid him.

Johnson said it was the recruiting of Meacham, the Cowboys tight ends coach, that really helped in making his decision. "He is a regular guy," said Johnson. "A really good regular guy and a good person."

Johnson also acknowledged that he will be teammates with Waco University cornerback Perrish Cox. "He's a good guy and I'm looking forward to playing with P. Cox," said Johnson.

Johnson had visited Oklahoma this past weekend and after that official visit narrowed it down to the Cowboys and the Sooners. Johnson, who is 6-2, 179 pounds, also had offers from Nebraska, Miami, Texas A&M Texas Tech, Kansas, Baylor and several others. Signing day is Wednesday, Feb, 6.

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