Johnson Enjoys UT Visit

The Longhorns have been looking to add at least one more receiver to their stables in the 2012 class. And a talented wideout visited Texas for the Kansas State game. Find out more inside.

Clear Springs wideout Marcus Johnson made the trip to Austin for the Kansas State game, and said that he came away wowed.

"The visit exceeded my expectations," Johnson said. "It was my first Longhorn game and it was incredible seeing 100,000 fans supporting the team."

Johnson said he was able to meet with current receivers Mike Davis and Jaxon Shipley after the game.

"I respect their work ethic and they worked hard to get better like I did," Johnson said. "To see Jaxson work hard and earn playing time as a freshman is an inspiration and something I look up to."

But those weren't the only big-time Texans that Johnson conversed with.

"I briefly spoke with Coach [Mack] Brown, but he was on his way to the press conference," Johnson said. "Coach [Major] Applewhite and I talked a lot.  He sees me as a weapon that can stretch the field and make big plays for their offense."

So was that big-play ability enough to get an offer?

"I wasn't offered a scholarship, but they say I'm close," Johnson said. "I'm supposed to call Coach Applewhite this week to see if they plan to offer.

"If they offer, it will be big. I grew up liking Texas," Johnson said. "A&M is up there as well and I've followed their program. I don't know what I'll do if they offer. I'll cross that bridge if it happens."

Johnson is expected to attend Texas-Texas A&M in College Station Thursday, and should have a decision soon afterward.


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