TCU in hot pursuit of Johnson

TCU extended an offer to Alief Taylor runningback Travorris Johnson last Thursday. Where do the Frogs stand?

The TCU Horned Frogs have been assembling a very impressive 2013 class up to this point. They've addressed some of their main needs and are in great shape with some of their top targets left on the board. One position that they're beginning to focus their attention on is running back. caught up with another one of TCU's newest targets, Katy Taylor's Travorris Johnson, to get his latest on the recruiting process.

"It's going good" said Johnson. "Arkansas, Utah, Wake Forest and TCU are showing me the most interest right now."

Holding offers from top programs such as TCU, Arkansas, Boise State, Kansas State, Cal and Utah, all eyes are on the star runner from the Houston area. Other programs such as Colorado State, Iowa State, Houston, Kansas, SMU and Wake Forest have all extended offers as well and Johnson's recruitment will only get more frantic from here on out.

While Johnson maintains that he has yet to form a top 5, he says he knows exactly what he wants in a program.

"I'm looking for good academics, if they're good at positioning me in the field that I want to major in, a family environment, a good coaching staff and good teammates" he said. "Mainly a school that's going to help me out with my career in the long run in case football doesn't work out."

With a solid line of thinking to balance out his stellar skill set on the field, Johnson is poised for success at any school that he chooses. So just what major is he looking for to further his education?

"Petroleum Engineering" said the talented playmaker.

As a High School running back in Texas, the lights are often shining the brightest on the Lone Star state's young skill position players. Johnson knows that he is in high demand and says he likes what he sees in the programs recruiting him. He says TCU is one of the team's he's done his homework on.

"They have a pretty good program, their coach has been there for 15 years, and they're really coming up" said Johnson. "They're going into the Big 12 and they'll have better opportunities to play for championships.

They're physical, they have great academics and they have a high graduation rate" he said. "That says a lot about them."

At 6'0" and 205 pounds, Johnson has the frame to pack on plenty of weight so that he can continue to make his way as a power back at the next level. He's hoping that all of the hard work that he's put in up to this point will pay off for him sooner than later. He has an idea on when he would like to make a commitment, and it's not too far from now.

"Probably before the season starts" said Johnson on a timeline for his decision. "We'll have to see how it goes."

With the Frogs looking to be in pretty solid position with Johnson, will keep you posted on all breaking news coming out on Johnson's recruitment. Keep it here for the the latest and most accurate information on all things TCU.

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