Johnson Narrowing Things Down?

Ennis, TX defensive back JahShawn Johnson is one of the top defensive backs in the Lone Star State.

Ennis, TX defensive back Jahshawn Johnson received an offer from TCU back in early March when he attended one of the Frogs' junior days.

Since that time, Johnson has put together an impressive offer list with programs around the country vying for his services. In addition to his offer from TCU, Johnson holds offers from Texas Tech, Iowa, Washington, Washington State, Kansas, SMU, Baylor, Tulsa, Colorado State and Arizona State.

Johnson recently made the short drive from Ennis to Ft. Worth to participate in the Frogs' skill position mini-camp.

"It was a pretty good camp, it was probably the best camp I've been to this summer," he said. "Along with Texas Tech, they were pretty similar, both were good camps. I liked the TCU camp, it was a pretty good camp and I liked the coaches and how they did things. I like how it is up there."

With over 200 prospects in attendance, Johnson turned in one of the top forty times with a 4.49 and a 4.24 pro shuttle. Despite his impressive times, Johnson feels he could've done better but acknowledged it was his first time to test this summer.

"I mean, I would've liked for my forty to be lower," he said. "On my shuttle, I was kind of disappointed in that but it was okay for my first testing of the summer. I haven't done any testing other than that this summer."

Johnson will make a return trip to TCU's campus on July 19th to tour more of the facilities and talk again with the coaches. Speaking of coaches, Johnson is developing a great relationship with head coach Gary Patterson, noting he talks to the coach as often as he's allowed to.

What is the coach's message to Johnson?

"He's just telling me how the free safety they have now is a senior and the backup is a walk-on so I have a pretty good chance of coming in and playing," he said. "That's the stuff I want to hear."

Although he doesn't have an "official" top list of schools, Johnson says he's began to narrow his list down a bit. All signs at the moment point to him staying in Texas to play his college ball.

"I've kind of narrowed it down, I'm thinking more of staying in Texas," he said. "I know TCU, Tech and Iowa are my main ones and SMU, Washington and Kansas are right behind them."

While he has a good idea of what schools he's focusing more on, Johnson is still unsure just when that decision will come.

"I've thought about it, I'm probably going to wait to see how everything goes and then sit down with my parents and make the final decision," Johnson said. "It may be sometime during the season or maybe before."


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