Silsbee's Jeremy Johnson Holds Five Offers

One of the sleeper junior prospects in the state of Texas is Silsbee's Jeremy Johnson. The 6-2, 180-pound quarterback with legit 4.5 speed is receiving interest from around the country with five offers already in hand. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with the Golden Triangle product about his offers and the rest of his spring plans including upcoming junior days.

The Golden Triangle area of Texas produces top notch talent on a yearly basis. The 2010 class will be more of the same featuring West Orange-Stark's James Haynes and Silsbee's Jeremy Johnson.

While Haynes has received the majority of the attention from the media in the early going, Johnson has quietly picked up five offers with more on the way. The 6-2, 180-pound quarterback that ran 4.37 and 4.38 on the coaching staff's watches at Silsbee recently says he his recruitment has picked up in recent weeks.

"I have five offers," Johnson. "I have offers from West Virginia, Missouri, TCU, Baylor and Houston. I went up to Oklahoma in January (24th) for the junior day. The coaches were real cool. I like the fact that the school isn't in a big city, but is close to one. I'm also going to junior days at TCU and Michigan (early March). I've also been invited to junior days at Baylor and Texas," said Johnson.

While the 3A star has been invited to junior days at Baylor and Texas, he doesn't currently have plans to attend.

"I can't go to Baylor because it's on the same day as TCU. I'm not going to Texas because it's on the same day as the SBU Camp (combine) in Houston. I don't think Texas is a school I have interest in right now," Johnson said.

The schools that are out in front for the explosive junior are recruiting him at quarterback. While Johnson wouldn't be opposed to making a position move to receiver in time, he wants the chance to play quarterback.

"Everybody is recruiting me at quarterback except Baylor and OU. Oklahoma said they are evaluating my film. They invited me up as an athlete. I would switch to play receiver and kick returner if I have to," Johnson said.

Johnson burst onto the Southeast Texas scene as a sophomore throwing for 1,680 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushing for 621 yards and nine more scores.

In 2008, he bettered his numbers throwing for more than 1,900 yards as well as rushing for more than 800 including 297 passing and 85 rushing in a 48-33-playoff loss to state ranked Navasota. For his efforts, he was named the 21-3A MVP.

While Johnson isn't close to making a decision, he does have a feel for what will be the deciding factors.

"I'm looking for a team I can fit in with the offense and the players. I want to be able to relate to the coaches too. Going out of state isn't a problem with me if I fit in and can stay there for four years," Johnson said.


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