Houston-area RB likes SMU

Travorris Johnson holds multiple BCS offers but is still interested in SMU after visiting this spring

Alief Taylor (TX) running back Travorris Johnson may hold double-digit offers including some from big name BCS programs, but the three-star prospect is still strongly considering SMU.

"I am interested in SMU. I really like them," Johnson said. "They have great academics. They're pretty close to him so my family can come see me play. I actually like them a lot."

Johnson says he currently doesn't have any favorites but is looking for a school that will get him a high quantity of touches.

The fact that SMU is a pass heavy offense concerns Johnson, but he still feels like he can be a good fit in the Run N' Shoot thanks to his abilities as a receiver.

"It worries me a little bit that SMU passes a lot because I like to have the ball in my hands, but I feel I can be a good receiver out of the backfield," Johnson said. "If the coaches want me to run routes, I can do that."

Johnson has visited Cal this summer and plans on visiting Arkansas this week. As far as a trip to SMU, Johnson said he will wait and possibly take an official visit seeing as he was already on the Hilltop for junior day, where he was able to discuss his potential role with running backs coach Wes Suan.

"When I was down there, I got to talk to the running backs coach. He said that they would really like to have me," Johnson said. "I really liked the environment down there and everything was nice."

Last season, the 6-foot, 205-pounder rushed for 744 yards and seven touchdowns. Johnson says he expects to break the 1,000-yard barrier as a senior thanks to the work he's put in this summer.

"I just want to do whatever it takes to help my team win a state championship," he said. "I want to gain a lot of yards and score a lot of touchdowns so we can win."

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