VIDEO: Johnson Has Longhorns On Top
LIVERMORE, Calif. -- It's going to be hard to beat Texas for 2016 wide receiver Collin Johnson.
The 6-foot-5, 193-pounder out of San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian got three offers in three days last month, with California, the Longhorns and TCU jumping in, but right now, he's still seeing burnt orange.
"Right now, it's my No. 1 school," said Johnson, who, with his brother Kirk Johnson, are the sons of Texas defensive back legend Johnnie Johnson. "I liked it a lot when I went up there and visited, so I like how it has a lot to offer for me, academically and sports-wise. There's nothing like football at Texas. Right now, they're my No. 1, but I'm still going to keep my options open, because I'm so young. I just have to really think it out before I commit anywhere."
Right now, Johnson holds four offers, including his most recent, Colorado State.
"Offers and everything aren't really my goal. I just want to keep getting better," said Johnson, who played six varsity games and caught 10 balls for 99 yards and three touchdowns. "Offers, they'll come as I improve my skills, so we'll see. There aren't really any schools that I'm not looking at, at all. I'm considering all of them so far."
At the Passing Down Nor Cal Regional on Sunday, Johnson gushed about his trip to Austin, and about the Longhorns coaching staff.
"I liked the football program, first of all, and coach (Charlie) Strong, all of his new rules and everything. He's a good man. He's a man of values," Johnson said. "I really like how they recruit high-character athletes, and I feel like they're going to go far in the next couple years."
Academics are also a big deal for Johnson, who has a 3.0 GPA.
"Some people think it's over the top, but I think it's what it takes to win," Johnson said of Strong's rules. "He doesn't want anybody missing class, and if they do, they're going to run. He says no earrings for presentation when you go meet people, and stuff like that. I like it a lot."
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