"Amazing Experience"

Gilmer, Texas product Justin Johnson gave his verbal commitment to Oklahoma long ago and had the chance this weekend to travel to Norman and see the Sooners take on the Miami Hurricanes in a much anticipated match up of two tradition college powerhouses. We spoke to Johnson about the experience which just reinforced his decision to choose Oklahoma according to him.

Running back Justin Johnson made the trip to Norman this weekend to watch the Sooners blow out the Miami Hurricanes and came away even more sold on his decision to commit to Oklahoma earlier in the year. The 6-foot-1, 205-pound athlete talked to us a bit about the game experience this weekend and how his season has been going at Gilmer High School.

"The visit went really well and I actually had an opportunity to talk to a wide receiver recruit from McKinney High School (Jeffrey Fuller)," Johnson said. "I just did my best to make him feel at home while he was there and talked to him about why I chose Oklahoma and the academics there."

"The game itself obviously went really well and it is obvious between the Miami game and the contest against North Texas that Oklahoma isn't taking it easy on anyone," Fuller explained. "You can see that all of the players and coaches really want it and can tell they are all working really hard right now. They still have some great opponents going forward, but their quarterback play has been really good and I think they're going to have a very successful season."

Any visits a recruit takes are always important as they can sway a recruit in any number of different directions and Johnson's visit this weekend only helped to solidify his commitment.

"I saw again this weekend why I picked Oklahoma," Johnson stated. "The atmosphere was great and the stadium was absolutely packed. I was treated really well and actually talked to a lot of older fans who were great people and told me how happy they were to have me as part of the family. Oklahoma has great coaching, a great program and I had been going there for camps since my freshman year and I have always thought it was amazing how at home I have always felt there. This weekend was just an amazing experience and I cannot wait to put on that jersey."

Johnson and his Gilmer teammates have started off with a 2-0 record so far this season and the five-star running back has been a big part of both victories, however he only played the first half in each competition. In his first game of the season, Johnson carried six times for 135 yards and two touchdowns and in his second contest he carried 15 times for 206 yards and four touchdowns.

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