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Texas early enrollee WR Collin Johnson makes incredible TD catch in practice

The Longhorns legacy continues to establish himself as one of the team's top wide receivers.

Collin Johnson elevates over Antwuan Davis
Collin Johnson elevates over Antwuan Davis

At some point, acrobatic plays from Texas Longhorns early enrollee wide receiver Collin Johnson may come to seem commonplace, but things have not yet progressed to that point, so a recent leaping touchdown grab during practice is still worthy of some giddiness as it illustrates the incredible upside possessed by the 6'6, 212-pounder:

Johnson has been spending extensive time with the first team since the start of spring practice and has drawn universal praise from his coaches. And while a lot of the focus tends to be on his height, his ball skills, and his speed, offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert focused on some other aspects of Johnson's ability when asked about him on Tuesday.

"His work ethic is second to none," said Gilbert. "He's a guy that has a high football IQ as well and wants to be really good. Those things jump out at me instantly."

After suffering a shoulder injury as a senior that caused Johnson to miss most of the season, he clearly worked diligently to rehabilitate his shoulder and ensure that he was ready to contribute as soon as he stepped foot on campus.

Now the Longhorns have another young wide receiver who will present major match-up problems for opposing defenses and keep them from being able to focus heavy resources on keeping sophomore John Burt from using his track speed to get open deep. Numbers don't always matter anyway -- how many cornerbacks are there at any level that could break up that pass that Johnson caught? Surely not many.