Texas DB will camp at UW

Washington has definitely dipped its toe into the national recruiting scene over the past 18 months and one of the most recent players from the Lonestar State to receive an offer from the Dawgs is Ennis (Tx.) DB Jahshawn Johnson and recently the versatile playmaker told Dawgman.com that he plans to be in Seattle this summer...

"Right now I have offers from TCU, Texas Tech, Baylor, Tulsa and Washington and Oklahoma State and Kansas are both close to offering me," Johnson told Dawgman.com. "They all seem to like me at corner, but TCU has said they like me at safety, so I have been recruited at different positions by schools."

Johnson's physicality belies his 5'10", 175-pound frame and he said that is a part of his game that he takes pride in.

"One thing most of the coaches that talk to me have said they like is how physical I am for a guy my size," Johnson said. "I like to come up and hit guys. I make breaks on the ball and I can diagnose things quickly and then when I come up, guys go down."

His interest in Washington has piqued over the past few weeks, especially when the Huskies decided to extend an offer.

"I have a great relationship with coach (Keith) Heyward," Johnson noted. "He said he likes the fact that I could play safety or corner for him, but he sees me as a corner and he said they really like the way I play the game.

"I was in Washington when I was really little, so I've been there before, but obviously, I don't really remember that. I'm planning to go up there for their Rising Stars camp and when I'm there I'm going to see everything I can -- the city, the campus, the school, the facilities -- and I'll meet with the coaches. I think it will go a long way in helping me make my decision."

While the Huskies seem to be in pretty good shape for Johnson, one shouldn't discount the schools that are closer to home that have offered.

"Honestly, I really like all of the schools that have offered me and it's going to be a real tough decision for me," Johnson said. "It's going to be hard to call those coaches and say I chose to go somewhere else because they have all been so great to me and shown me how important I am to them."

Johnson said he'd like to make a decision before his senior season gets underway, but admitted that he's open to taking his time and waiting if he needs to.

"This is the most important decision I've had to make up to this point, so I don't want to rush it," Johnson admitted. "I'd like to decide before my season starts, but if I'm not ready by then, then I will wait and make it after the season so I can take some official visits."

Expect more schools to come after this playmaking athlete that can play multiple positions and for his recruitment to continue to spike upward.

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