RECRUITING: Waco athlete loves to lead

Waco athlete Robert Johnson wants to play quarterback in college. Is OU recruiting him as a QB?


Robert is a great athlete who is a quarterback in high school and wants to be a quarterback in college. He may have a tough time convincing some schools that he belongs at quarterback as Texas has already offered him as a wide receiver.

Johnson is a three-year starter and began his sophomore year at safety before moving over to quarterback and then his junior year he was the starting quarterback from day one. Johnson will be the full-time starter this season and he feels he is a quarterback, period.

ÒQuarterback comes natural for me and I like to be the guy that everything goes through,Ó said Johnson. ÒI am a natural leader and a captain. I feel comfortable being in control of everything.Ó

Johnson passed for over 1,234 yards, threw 12 touchdowns and had 714 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns out of an option I-formation and a one-back set last season. Johnson can bench 270 pounds, squats 510, is a part-time starter in hoops and runs the 400M (56), LJ (23Õ5) and HJ (6Õ4).

Johnson went to the Baylor camp last summer, but didnÕt participate in any of the drills because of an injured ankle. This summer Johnson wants to go to the Baylor and Texas A&M camp.

Baylor, Texas A&M and Missouri have offered Johnson at this time, but he is expecting more.

ÒMy top five schools are Baylor, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma and Nebraska,Ó said Johnson. ÒI like the offense that Oklahoma is running and they are recruiting me as a quarterback, which gives them an advantage over a school that is recruiting me as an athlete. Texas A&M has offered me as a running back, while Baylor likes me as a quarterback and as an athlete.Ó

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