In the world of recruiting, one of the worst-kept secrets over the last week was the status of 2012 Clear Springs wide receiver Marcus Johnson, who committed to Texas on Sunday after receiving an offer from the Longhorns last week. Johnson is now the 21st commitment in the class.
It seemed like only a matter of time until the playmaking receiver made his call for the Longhorns, especially with his pro-active interest in Texas over the last several weeks. Johnson received his official written scholarship offer on Saturday and took less than 24 hours to make his decision.
A former Texas Tech commit, Johnson opened up his recruitment in November, only to commit to Texas A&M when it appeared that Texas might not have the room to offer him a scholarship. The uncertainty in College Station led to him to de-commit and when the Longhorns finally came calling, it was an easy decision for the lifelong Longhorn fan.
Johnson joins three other wide receiver commitments in the class, including most recent commit Kendall Sanders, as well as Cayleb Jones and Thomas Johnson. There is some concern that the other Johnson, the speedy Dallas Skyline prospect, could be looking around with Oregon and TCU in hot pursuit.
The Longhorns are also in the mix for star Missouri wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham, though conventional wisdom has Texas trailing perceived leaders Oklahoma and Arkansas. It's unclear whether the commitments and Johnson and Sanders has or will impact DGB's offer status, but the best guess is that Texas would be willing to take the big wide receiver as long as there is room in the class.