Recruiting: Sherman TE waiting for OU's offer

Sherman, Texas tight end Charlie Johnson is know more for his blocking


Charles is an excellent athlete with great size, but the question is where will he play at the next level? Johnson's sophomore year, he played left guard before switching to tight end and defensive end the last two years. Johnson is a good receiver, but Sherman doesn't throw the ball to him much.

Thus far he has six catches for 55 yards and one touchdown. However, it's his blocking ability that sets him apart from most tight ends.

"I feel I am a dominating blocker," said Johnson. "Because I started at guard my sophomore year and I really learned some great blocking techniques. Now that I am on the edge I just seem to have the advantage over everybody and there really hasn't been anybody yet that I couldn't handle."

Johnson starts in hoops (18.2 and 7 rpg) and in track he throws the shot and discus, qualifying for regionals in both. Johnson can bench 300 pounds and squats 425. He went to the Oklahoma camp this summer and to the Sooners one-day camp.

"Oklahoma State is the only school that has offered at this time and I am leaning strongly to Oklahoma State," said Johnson. "I still have an interest in Oklahoma, but they haven't offered yet. Rice and Baylor have told me that I have a scholarship and I am looking at them also."

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