One of the top pure athletes in the 2010 class in Texas is Silsbee quarterback Jeremy Johnson. At 6-2, 176 pounds with legit 4.45 speed, Johnson has become one of the more coveted prospects in the class with offers from TCU, Missouri, West Virginia, Baylor and Houston with interest coming from Oklahoma and Texas, where Johnson will be this weekend for the Longhorn's junior day.
The Silsbee Tigers have had their fair share of talented football prospects walk the hallways in recent years, but junior Jeremy Johnson
may be the best yet. While the Silsbee coaching staff knew they had a big time talent when Johnson was a freshman, it wasn't until the 2007 season that most people had the chance to see it for themselves.
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. After the season, the then 6-1.5, 168-pounder was named district 21-3A Newcomer of the Year.
In 2008, he bettered his numbers throwing for 1,887 yards as well as rushing for 732, 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.
Johnson, #30 on the Burnt Orange Beat Top 125 in Texas, currently hold five offers from TCU, Missouri, West Virginia, Baylor and Houston with Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M and LSU showing serious interest. The Oklahoma Sooners could be close to offering.