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WR Gilbert Johnson signs with the Texas Longhorns

This guy will be the team fashion leader.

Gilbert Johnson with head coach Charlie Strong in November
Gilbert Johnson with head coach Charlie Strong in November
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Georgia Prep wide receiver Gilbert Johnson signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.

The 6'2, 190-pound Johnson is from the Miami area, but spent the 2014 season at Georgia Prep after he was academically ineligible to make it into Georgia, the school he signed with out of high school.

Ranked as the No. 7 prep player nationally, the No. 2 prep wide receiver, and the No. 1 prep player in the state of Georgia, Johnson is a consensus high three-star prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. For more perspective on his rankings, he was the No. 103 wide receiver out of high school and the No. 112 player in the state of Florida.

His only other offer was from Kansas.

From BON's recruiting profile:

Johnson is a big-bodied receiver who is at his best in the red zone, where he used his height, length, and solid leaping ability to go up over opposing defensive backs. If he can translate that skill from high school to college, he could see some early playing time and help convert red zone opportunities into touchdowns.