Denzel Johnson is a Horned Frog

TCU picked up one of the top sleepers in the state on Monday when they snagged Gainesville's finest, Denzel Johnson.

The TCU Horned Frogs picked up their 20th commitment of the class of 2013 Monday morning when Gainesville, TX athlete, Denzel Johnson received the much coveted TCU offer and immediately pulled the trigger. HornedFRogBlitz.com caught up with Denzel to gauge his emotions.

"It feels really good, I feel like I got the monkey off my back and all the pressure is gone" said Johnson. "This is where I'm going to school and it feels great."

While Johnson was overlooked early on in the recruiting process, he saw his stock charge upward in the last few weeks. With an offer in hand from UTSA, TCU started to show interest and brought Johnson is for an official visit this past weekend.

TCU didn't offer the 6'2" 200 pound athlete on his visit as the coaching staff discussed where they could slot the talented playmaker. Told to wait today for an answer on if an offer would come or not, Johnson left TCU a little dejected. But, with news of the offer this morning, the sun was shining bright on Gainesville, TX and Johnson jumped on the opportunity.

"I thought that it was going to happen earlier in the season but then it didn't so I Kind of got down" he said. "I didn't want to prepare for the worst but I prepared for it. Then UTSA and TCU came into the picture and they both offered me and man, it just feels great."

While TCU has said they could pencil Johnson in at as many as four different positions, it will be up to the staff to find out where he fits best once he's on campus. To Johnson, it doesn't matter where he plays, he just wants to get on the field.

"It doesn't matter to me where I play" said Johnson. "I like both sides of the ball the same and I'll play wherever they need me."

The commitment to TCU is a dream come true for Johnson and he says while walking around the campus this past weekend, he could envision himself being a part of the TCU scene.

"I felt like I could be there for the next 4-5 years" he said. "Being on the campus was exactly what I imagined a D-1 school would be like and it's what I always dreamed it would be; it was exactly what I expected."

While he is committed to TCU, Johnson says he will still at least listen if another school tried to come in before signing day.

"If any more schools come in with an offer, I'll look at them, you know, because they're taking the time to offer me, I'll look at them" said Johnson. "But, I'm pretty sure there are not any other colleges that are going to be able to come in and scoop me up away from TCU."

With commitment #20 now in the fold, TCU will focus on rounding out their 2013 class in the next two days. Stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com to see how they finish down the stretch.


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