He was committed to North Carolina to begin the day but switched his verbal pledge to the Longhorns by the time the sun went down.
“I switched because they were my dream school,” he said. “I was shocked to get the offer. Texas has been my dream school because there is so much history there and with all of the defensive backs.”
Johnson (6-foot, 200 pounds) is rated as the No. 43 safety in the country.
He’s the 16th commitment for Texas in 2015 and the third safety along with Keivon Ramsey and DeShon Elliott.
But Johnson insists that he can play more than just safety.
“I’m a very versatile player,” he said. “I can play strong safety, free safety, cornerback, or nickel. I’m very physical and aggressive.”Johnson said he is going to try to enroll early.