First the visit was on. Then it was off. Then it was on again, as local Austin product and TCU commit Daje Johnson vacillated between sticking with his nearly yearlong commitment to the Horned Frogs or following his heart to Texas.
And it certainly appears that Johnson's heart may lead him to stay in Austin, as the athlete who would likely start out as an all-purpose back at Texas told Orangebloods on Wednesday night that he is "about 90% sure" that he will flip his commitment and become a Longhorn on his official visit this weekend.
Here's what he had to say about the hectic last several days ($):
I had told myself if I had an opportunity to go to Texas, I would go to Texas. That's why I decided to give them another chance. I feel like that is where my heart is. If I'm be happier with Texas, then I'll switch.
Of course, the Horned Frogs are not going to fade gently into the background in Johnson's recruitment, with a stop by Pflugerville Hendrickson on Thursday scheduled for the TCU coaching staff on Thursday, followed by an in-home visit later. Texas is also expected to send assistants through, with the possibility that Mack Brown may visit with the Johnsons Thursday night after making his way back from a Springfield, MO visit to speak with DGB.
An offer has not yet been extended to Johnson by the Longhorns, that seems like only a formality at this point.
Daje Johnson Touchdown Run Versus Elgin (via GhostofBigRoy84)
Though Johnson could end up on either side of the ball in college, Texas appears to be looking at him as a player who could fill a similar role to DJ Monroe, though Johnson's skill set is probably closer to former 'Horn Ramonce Taylor as a guy who can work as both a wide receiver and a running back.
Daje Johnson Punt Return (via GhostofBigRoy84)
For more thoughts on Johnson from an in-person viewing last fall, check out this post.