Jeremy really liked the area, the school, and the people," his father, Byron Johnson, told BlueGoldNews.com. "That, along with the coaching staff, were the the biggest reasons he committed."
Johnson, who accompanied his son on the trip, was just as enthusiastic about WVU and the Mountain state.
"The coaching staff was really friendly, and they showed him a lot of love early on in the process," the elder Johnson said. "The people are really nice there. It's a little bit bigger than the town we are from, but it has that same small town atmosphere. Everyone is helpful and very courteous, and all the people in Morgantown were really nice. No matter where we went, in restaurants, of different stores or just riding around, the people were great. We just fell in love with the town and all the people there."
The connections continued even on their trip home, when the Johnsons were decked out in gold and blue.
"On the trip home, when people saw the gold and blue, they were shouting out 'Let's Go Mountaineers', Johnson said with a laugh. "It was great to see all the support that West Virginia has."
BlueGoldNews.com will have more on Johnson's commitment later this evening. Johnson is currently preparing for the state track meet, where he represents Silsbee High School in the long jump. He had a one-time jump of 23 feet, ten inches to qualify for the state meet.
"We think he has a 24 -footer in him," his father said. "He only took the one jump to qualify, because he was so far ahead of everyone else."