MARCUS JOHNSON, ATH, 6'1 ½, 180, 4.4, ABILENE, TEXAS:
Marcus has emerged as one of the best pure athletes in Texas as he is a dominating quarterback performer in high school, but stands a good chance to move to wide receiver in college.
Johnson lettered at wide receiver as a freshman, started and wide receiver as a sophomore before moving to quarterback last season.
"I will play quarterback again this year, but to be honest I am not sure which position I like best," said Johnson. "I am really trying to figure all that out. Even my sophomore year I also got a chance to play defense and that seemed to be a good fit for me as well. I have several colleges recruiting me and most of them are recruiting me as a wide receiver, but a couple of teams are recruiting me at quarterback."
"I want to play a position where I can eventually play some pro ball. I am the type of person who wants to make an impact on offense and I want the ball."
Johnson has participated with Abilene in several seven-on-seven camps and he has played baseball all summer where he is a pitcher/centerfielder.
Johnson can bench 315 pounds and he has a 435-pound squat. Johnson has been offered by 14 schools at this point, but he has certainly narrowed down his selections.
"I am still open to all schools right now, because I am not even sure what position I want to play and that would determine where I go to school," said Johnson.
"I just back from Oklahoma on an unofficial visit and I loved it there. Oklahoma seemed just like my hometown and I just felt at home there and I really enjoyed myself. Oklahoma is recruiting me to play wide receiver. I have also visited Texas Tech, Texas and Texas A&M and I am close to visiting Alabama.
"I like Texas as well, but I want to point out again that I am open to everybody and I don't have a favorite at this time."
Johnson has qualified.
RECRUITING: Abiline athlete does it all
Sooners Illustrated Top Stories
Sooner Intel: Thibodeaux still making movesIntel returns with a look at the weekend coming up for OU.
Sooners Illustrated7:04 AM
Sooner Intel: Adrian EalyIntel returns with an update with SoonerSquad17 offensive tackle commit Adrian Ealy.
Sooners Illustrated7:01 AM
Sooner Intel: CeeDee LambIntel returns with an update with SoonerSquad17 wide receiver commit CeeDee Lamb.
Sooners Illustrated6:58 AM
SoonerSquad 17 profile: Chris RobisonEleven members of SoonerSquad17 have arrived in Norman. Time to get to know the newest Sooners.
Sooners IllustratedYesterday at 8:56 AM