Texas Tech's class of 2018 got off to a bang Saturday when it received its first commitment in the form of Giddings wide receiver Treveon Johnson. Johnson shined at Texas Tech's Duncanville satellite camp on July 24th, and committed on the spot after being offered.
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound receiver discussed how the offer went down.
"I get a call from my coach, he basically told me that he talked to coach Jones, they had been talking back and forth, and that he was going to give me a call back. My coach got a text message from coach Jones basically saying it's ready, Red Raider, Guns Up, I called coach Jones and we just got happy."
The new commit shared his thoughts on wide receivers coach Emmett Jones
"Coach is a real cool dude. He's basically really, really hyped and is everything in a coach that you want. Personally, my experience with Coach has been really good. He always brings everything to the table with some type of thrill, some type of hype. I just like that he's really hyped, basically. That's the same type of personality that I have. We can get together and have a really good conversation, have a good time together."
He also talked about coach Kingsbury after seeing him in action at the Duncanville camp.
"Coach Kingsbury seems real relaxed and chill, real laid-back. I like that. I feel like, if a coach is like that, then the team and the mentality of the team is like that. Laid-back and always ready, he seems like that type of person."
Johnson discussed the offense he plays in, and how he thinks that experience will translate to Texas Tech.
"We play in a spread, it's a similar offense to Texas Tech's. That's why I really like it. It's not something new I've got to learn, we run a really basic spread offense and run the ball a little bit but we basically throw it. I know Texas Tech does a lot of throwing, so it should be something easy to adjust to, at least I hope so."
As the first commit in the class of 2018, Johnson is the bell cow and will be expected to recruit other prospects to Texas Tech. He embraces that role.
"Actually, I'm planning on doing that. Plan on showing some love to everybody, try to get everybody on the bandwagon. That's the kind of person I am, try to be a leader at all times."
Location helped Texas Tech stand out to the wide receiver.
"Honestly one of the biggest factors for me is that I want to stay close to home, and I feel close to home is anywhere in Texas. As long as I'm in Texas, my parents won't have any problems going out to watch me. I feel like I made a good decision, I feel comfortable with it."
With lots of time left until National Signing Day 2018, other schools are expected to continue to recruit Johnson. Is he shutting down his recruitment?
"My recruiting process is still basically kind of open but I feel like I made a match with Texas Tech. I feel comfortable with it, Texas Tech is a school I really want to go to. I'm still willing to go to different colleges just to see exactly what's going on, but I'm committed to Texas Tech."
The prospect committed to Texas Tech sight-unseen, but plans to rectify that this fall.
"I haven't taken a visit yet, actually. I plan on taking one sometime earlier in the school year to catch a game."
Texas Tech is Johnson's only offer. He reports interest from Houston, TCU, Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, and Texas State.