Johnson Enjoys UT Visit

Katy Seven Lakes defensive end Jarrett Johnson talks about his recent visit to the 40 Acres for Texas Junior Day.

"I thought it was amazing," Jarrett Johnson said. "It was a great school. All the coaches acted really professional and the school offered exactly what I wanted."

So what is it that the talented end from Katy Seven Lakes is looking for?

"I want a good education," Johnson said. "I want coaches that actually care about their players, as well as the (academic) assistance part of it. They had all that ready."

The Texas coaches also had something else ready: an offer. Johnson has emerged as one of the best ends in the 2014 in-state class, and with Texas needing to load up on the defensive line, he was a no-brainer offer.

"I was excited," Johnson said of the offer. "But I kept it kind of low key. At the same time, I mad sure they knew I appreciated that."

It was offer No. 3 for Johnson, who already had offers from Missouri and Northwestern.

"I don't like to have favorites," Johnson said. "I want everybody to have an equal chance. I want to pick a school that feels like it's the best fit for me. I don't want to have that favoritism."

Johnson doesn't have any sort of deadline or timeline for his decision at this point.

If that approach sounds familiar to former Katy Seven Lakes teammate Caleb Benenoch, it's because the two are friends, and Johnson said Benenoch is helping him through the process. For his part, Benenoch has been incredibly vocal in his support of Johnson, calling him one of the best players he's blocked, along with former Katy Morton Ranch standout Danielle Hunter (now at LSU) and Katy star Matt Dimon (2013 signee headed to Oklahoma).

"I would tell [people who haven't seen me play] that I'm hard working," Johnson said. "I never quit on the field or in the weight room. I try to always be persistent. My drive and my motor is very high."

Horns Digest Top Stories