With finals complete and a short break until the summer sessions begin, Texas Longhorns wide receiver Collin Johnson is back home in California and, naturally, hanging out on the beach. But he hasn't forgotten about football while in paradise, showing off his athleticism and hand-eye coordination by catching a pass while doing a back flip.
I swear my boy @Call_In_Johnson always trynna do something athletic ⚔ #HookEm pic.twitter.com/sFQWKxSDUp— Eddie Ray Ronco (@errfootball) May 20, 2016
The fact that Johnson's friend said that he's "always trynna do something athletic" provides some further perspective into what the big wide receiver does during his off time -- he pushes himself to extend the boundaries of his capabilities on the football field.
The son of former Texas All-American defensive back Johnnie Johnson is already in contention for a starting job next fall after drawing rave reviews during his first semester on campus as an early enrollee. Those practice feats didn't quite result in a big Orange and White game, but given his close relationship with fellow early enrollee Shane Buechele, the likely starting quarterback this fall, Johnson looks poised to have a big-time freshman season that will prove there aren't 40 wide receivers better than him in the 2016 class, as the recruiting rankings indicate.