OU commit in focus: Jamile Johnson

OU received its first non-linemen commit in cornerback Jamile Johnson for the 2015 class.

Dallas South Oak Cliff defensive back Jamile Johnson isn't the most vocal recruit in the world. Sometimes it's tough to get a true gauge of what he's thinking.

That was certainly the case for Oklahoma as the Sooners coaches had no idea Johnson was ready to wrap up his recruitment and be a Sooner.

He did just that Friday morning but admitted Sunday afternoon this is something he has been wanting to do for a while now.

Simply put when he made his unofficial visit to Norman in October, he felt like part of the family. And it's a family he wants to be in.

Johnson is OU's first non-linemen commit for the Class of 2015. Classified as a three-star safety by Scout, Johnson said the Sooners are hoping to make him a big, physical cornerback.

When Johnson talked about his role, the name Aaron Colvin came up a couple of times and sort of the role and position the coaches have in mind for Johnson.

Always good to have one stellar defensive back in the fold before March, and with Johnson being adamant about being more of a cornerback than safety, it shouldn't OU's prospects with Midwest City (Okla.) High safety Will Sunderland.

Johnson is somebody who his coaching staff certainly believes his best is yet to come and somebody who no doubt might be able to break that four-star barrier by the time his senior season is complete.

He was offered in October on that unofficial visit, but it was obvious the OU staff already held him in high regard. Following the visit, the feeling was mutual for Johnson regarding the Sooners.

Johnson confirmed he will be at OU's junior day March 1. He hasn't been to any other junior days at this time and doesn't plan on going to any more following his second trip to Norman.


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