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S Jamile Johnson decommits from the Texas Longhorns

A recent hire by a Big 12 rival likely sparked the decision.

Jamile Johnson
Jamile Johnson
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In a recruiting cycle filled with decommitments for the Texas Longhorns, the 2015 class suffered more attrition on Sunday morning when South Oak Cliff safety Jamile Johnson revealed that he is reopening his recruitment once again:

The news came after Johnson took an official visit to Lubbock over the weekend. The Texas Tech Red Raiders are now his leaders and the likely destination for him come National Signing Day.

What happened? The biggest factor was probably Texas Tech's recent hiring of South Oak Cliff head coach Emmett Jones as director of player development.

It's now the third time that Johnson has decommitted during the process -- he was originally pledged to Oklahoma, but decommitted last August two weeks prior to committing to North Carolina. Texas offered in September and Johnson immediately switched his pledge to the Longhorns.

A consensus three-star prospect, Johnson is ranked as the No. 424 player nationally, the No. 24 safety, and the No. 58 player in Texas.

Texas now has 25 pledges in the 2015 class, including four from defensive backs.