Johnson talks about commitment

Texas A&M wide receiver commit Sedrick Johnson recently visited Kyle Field for the Aggies' game against Kansas. How does he feel about his commitment now? What does he think about a possible coaching change? Aggie Websider's David Sandhop visits with the four-star recruit.

Scout.com four-star wide receiver Sedrick Johnson and his Arp (TX) High School teammates are surging toward the playoffs after defeating Garrison last weekend. With a victory over West Rusk this Friday, the Tigers will clinch a playoff berth and advance to the postseason.

"We're starting to play well and do pretty good," Johnson said. "If we can win this weekend against West Rusk, we'll clinch a playoff spot." The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Texas A&M commit added three touchdowns in last week's effort, giving him four scores in the past two week. Johnson attributes his recent performances to improved speed and quickness.

"I feel I'm a better receiver this year because my speed and acceleration have improved," Johnson said. "I worked with a trainer in the offseason on acceleration skills and running techniques to increase my speed, and it's helped."

On the recruiting front, Johnson made the trip down to College Station to watch the Aggies battle Kansas this past weekend. Despite Texas A&M losing a low scoring affair 19-11, Johnson came away feeling good about the school that he's committed to currently.

"It was a good game. The atmosphere was great," Johnson said. "They need help at receiver and I think I can help them."

After the game, Johnson had a chance to speak with wide receivers coach Bob Debesse and offensive line coach Bob Helduser and the blue chip receiver liked what he heard.

"They said they plan to throw more once they get the personnel in place and I'm one of the players that can get that done," Johnson said. "I hope they change things up. I'm going on their word."

Johnson has also heard the speculation that there may be a coaching change at the end of the season. How will that affect his commitment and future recruitment?

"I may have to look into my options more if there's a coaching change. It will depend on the coach they bring in and the style of offense they run," Johnson said. "I'm looking for a balanced offensive approach. Receivers say they like spread offenses, but I'm smart enough to know that you have to run and pass the ball to be successful."

Johnson is still receiving phone calls from numerous schools but is hearing the most from Iowa, Arizona, TCU, and LSU. He isn't sure what his future plans are, but as of now has not scheduled any visits to other schools. So where does that leave him with Texas A&M?

"I'm still pretty high on Texas A&M. I'd say I'm 80% committed for now," Johnson said. "I'm an Aggie. I just need to see what happens at the end of the season and figure out what's in my best interest."

In the meantime, the playmaker is focusing on securing a playoff spot for the Arp Tigers and will figure out his recruiting situation at a later date.




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