Johnson Talks Newest Offer

Brenham, Texas cornerback Darrion Johnson is one of the top players in the nation.

The state of Texas is loaded with defensive backs in the 2014 class. Many are calling the class one of the best in years at the position and if the early rankings are any indication, that statement is undoubtedly true.

TCU has offered five defensive backs from the Lone Star state and learned on Monday that another offer has been extended to one of the state's best; Brenham standout Darrion Johnson.

Rated as a four-star and nation's No. 18 cornerback and No. 141 overall prospect by FOX Sports NEXT, Johnson is a hot commodity. The 6-foot, 178-pounder held early offers from Oklahoma and Texas before TCU recently came into the mix.

TCU coach Gary Patterson visited Brenham a few weeks ago.

"They offered me as a safety and punt returner," Johnson said of TCU.

Johnson has yet to visit TCU's campus. He was set to make an unofficial visit with teammate Austin Schlottmann when the Frogs hosted Oklahoma but he didn't make it. However, he does plan to attend TCU's junior day once he knows the exact date.

"When they tell me when the junior day is I'm going to go up there," Johnson said. "They said they were going to let me know so I can make it up there."

With the ability to play runningback, cornerback or safety at the next level, Johnson says he feels he's most comfortable playing safety.

"I think I'm a better safety because I can see the field and make more plays," Johnson said.

Despite the heavy pursuit from schools including TCU, Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, Johnson is quick to say that he doesn't have a clear leader at the moment.

"All of them are equal," Johnson said.

TCU does intrigue Johnson with their style of defense and the fact that they play freshmen. TCU led the Big 12 in defense last year and tied with Texas as playing the highest number of true freshman in 2012 with 16.

"I like how they play," he said of TCU. "Coach Patterson said I could play safety for them. He said I could help them in a lot of ways up there for him and I could get playing time as a freshman."

Johnson will hit two junior days this weekend with Oklahoma State on Saturday and Texas A&M on Sunday.

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