Texas QB Interested In Panthers

As a junior for South Grand Prairie, Johnson threw for 1,600 yards, and ran for another 600 yards on the ground, earning first-team all-district honors.

Busy with his own team's spring practices, it's been hard for Jared Johnson to get out and see a few college spring practices. He did make it out to a couple, and was also at the TCU Elite 11 camp last month.

"I went to Tulsa for one of their spring practices, and I went to TCU," Johnson said. "Those were the two I wanted to get around two this spring."

Tulsa had been recruiting him when Todd Graham and his staff were there, and from the sounds of things, Graham and company have kept an eye on Johnson since they took over at Pittsburgh. It also helps that new South Grand Prairie head coach Brent Whitson is a good friend of Pitt quarterbacks coach Todd Dodge.

"Before the coaching change, I had heard from them, and already, since the coaching staff moved to Pittsburgh, they're still recruiting me," Johnson said. "They've stayed interested in me, and are recruiting me hard."

In fact, Johnson expects—and is hopeful—that Dodge comes down to visit him at his school at some point.

"It's pretty good, we got a new head coach, and he's good friends with coach Dodge," Johnson added. "He's coming down this spring to watch me practice, and he says they're pretty interested. I'll wait to see when he comes down this spring, then see about (visiting) this summer, depending on what happens this spring."

Aside from those schools, Johnson says that Rice is also showing a lot of interest. He is expecting to go to camps at SMU and Oklahoma State for sure, and will know more about his camp schedule once he takes a look to see what dates he will be free.

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