Johnson set to see TCU

Brenham, Texas cornerback prospect Darrion Johnson will be among the visitors in town for TCU's game against Oklahoma.

Brenham, Texas is a routine stop for college recruiters every year. No, not for the greatness that is Blue Bell ice cream. The hometown Cubs year in and year out produce some of the top players in Texas.

The 2014 class is no exception.

Leading the way is cornerback prospect Darrion Johnson. Rated as a four-star and the nation's No. 18 cornerback, Johnson is drawing plenty of interest already. On the table for Johnson are offers from Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and UTEP while others such as Texas, LSU, Texas A&M and TCU are showing interest.

"Some schools say they're coming in next week and that they're going to offer me when they come down there," Johnson said. "Texas is one of them and there are like three more."

Johnson is expected to make the trip north with teammate Austin Schlottman to watch TCU take on Oklahoma on Saturday. It will be the first time he's been on the TCU campus.

"They've been showing me letters and telling me how the program is and I've wanted to take a visit there," Johnson said of TCU. "I've never been there. I really don't know much about them really, I want to learn more about them. I know one of the guys that plays there is from Brenham; Trenton Thomas."

Johnson already had a chance to watch the Frogs up close last week as he and Schlottman were at the Texas-TCU game. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder was impressed with the play of Frogs' cornerback, Jason Verrett.

"They played good, I like the cornerback #2," he said.

Johnson was recently voted as District 18-4A MVP after his stellar play in 2012. He played runningback on offense and cornerback on defense and as of right now most teams have said he has a chance to play either at the next level. He does have a preference however.

"It was corner but now everybody is looking at me as an athlete," Johnson said. "I like both but I like defense better. I can cover, tackle and be aware of where the ball is at on the field. I don't allow too many passes on me and I was good at tackling."

Despite the interest and more offers coming in, Johnson says he doesn't have a clear cut favorite at the moment and wants to visit the programs showing him interest.

"I don't have a favorite, I want to check all the campuses out and see who I like better," Johnson said.

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