Jordyn Johnson waits patiently. The 2015 defensive tackle from Garland (TX) Lakeview Centennial doesn't hold an offer to date, but all he needs is a chance.
At 6-foot-5, 305-pounds, the former running back is likely to get an offer in the coming months.
Although he doesn't hold an offer, Johnson is still hearing plenty from colleges across the country. One may ask what's stalling coaches from extending an offer to a kid of his size with 4.9 speed. It should also be noted that Johnson is a former running back and still totes the ball for Centennial from time to time.
Johnson says most schools recruiting him were waiting to see if he was going to be qualified before extending an offer. The good news for Johnson and those schools waiting; he recently got his test scores back and he's now a full qualifier.
"Right now I'm hearing from TCU, Texas Tech, USC, Florida, Baylor, Miami, UNT, Kansas State, Kansas, Colorado, Colorado State and San Diego State," he said. "A lot of them are close to pulling the trigger and offer; some schools were waiting on my test score and I just got that back in and I qualified. I'm just waiting for someone to offer."
There's no doubt that once one school offers others will follow. Johnson has performed well for Centennial and was one of the top defensive tackles at the Nike Football Training Camp in April. This past weekend, Johnson was one of several talented athletes that attended the LaDainian Tomlinson Preparatory Academy that was held on TCU's campus.
Once again Johnson rose to the occasion by putting on a show in position drills, one-on-one's and team drills. In other words, Johnson spent nearly as much time in the backfield as a quarterback. Johnson felt the camp was very beneficial to his game.
"I liked the camp a lot because you have a lot of kids from different age groups that are trying to get better," he said. "Everybody comes together to work real hard. You get a lot of one on one teaching with the coaches; they really focus on the technique. They're really trying to get you better and they really care."
As he waits for his first offer, Johnson says he's open to all of his options. He did admit that two teams really stick out at the moment however.
"I'm pretty open right now but if I really had to choose it would be TCU and Texas Tech," Johnson said. "Texas Tech would probably be my number one right now if they offered but TCU is there too. My coach at school is real close to TCU and we come up here a lot. It really feels like home too. It would be between TCU, Texas Tech and I'm going to take a few more visits to see where I feel comfortable."
As for TCU, Johnson has built a strong relationship with two of the coaches on the Frogs' staff; receivers coach Rusty Burns and running backs coach Curtis Luper.
"Coach Burns is my dude," he said. "He really connects with us and before he was there it was Coach Luper was there too. They tell you how it is and tell us to get our grades right and we have to come in and work hard every day. I like that a lot."
Johnson, who would like to one day be a broadcaster, says he's looking for a program that fits him academically and where he'll feel comfortable the next four years of his life.
"I'm looking for somewhere that I feel comfortable and somewhere that has a decent program in what I'm trying to major in," he said. "I want somewhere that I'm going to be happy for four years and I know will get me better and to the next level after college."
Johnson plans to attend TCU's camp on July 18th and will also attend UNT'S Friday Night Lights camp. In the meantime, he'll wait patiently for his first offer.