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Keyshawn Johnson and son visit Texas

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A host of California prospects made an unexpected appearance in Austin.

Keyshawn Johnson (second from left) and friends in Austin
Keyshawn Johnson (second from left) and friends in Austin
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The Texas Longhorns hosted several high-profile visitors on Saturday, including former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson and his son, 2017 wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson Jr.

The elder Johnson spent some time with head coach Charlie Strong while in Austin:

The son of the former USC Trojans wide receiver is a consensus four-star wide receiver out of Mission Viejo (Calif.) Calabassas and holds offers from a number of high-profile programs, including Alabama, Arizona State, Clemson, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Nebraska, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, and UCLA, among others.

Accompanying the Johnsons on the trip were the Calabasas quarterback, Tristan Gebbia, four-star Newbury Park (Calif.) athlete Darnay Holmes, and Anaheim (Calif.) Servite cornerback Terrell Bynum.

Johnson was impressed by the facilities and also posted several pictures of his own:

At least one of the recruits attended the basketball game against Kansas State with Strong.

The prospects are on a tour of Texas, having attending Texas A&M's Friday Night Lights event the day before. So the visit wasn't specifically to see the Longhorns and the facilities in Austin, but it did provide the coaches a chance to sell the program to several top prospects early in their respective recruitments.

If Strong decides to offer the younger Johnson or another highly-rated player like Holmes, Texas won't have to secure a visit just to see the facilities and meet the coaches.