On Thursday, the Texas Longhorns extended another offer to a prospect in the junior college ranks, with Arizona Western College offensive tackle Jahmir Johnson the latest to officially emerge on the recruiting radar:
Beyond blessed to receive an offer from University of Texas #Longhorns #HookEm pic.twitter.com/oXVU2UrC65— JayJay (@jahmirjohnson34) November 30, 2017
Offensive line coach Derek Warehime has reportedly been in touch with Johnson for over a month as he’s scoured the country to find prospects with a chance of contributing early. With junior left tackle Connor Williams officially off to the NFL, that search is now more urgent.
Johnson is a lean 6’5, 290-pounder originally from Pennsylvania who now holds 20 offers, including Arkansas, Arizona, Louisville, Maryland, Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, and West Virginia. After an official visit to Fayetteville earlier in November, Johnson plans on taking an official visit to Columbia before the dead period ends. 247Sports reports that Louisville is also in line for a visit, leaving two official visits remaining if he goes through with his current plans.
With several schools on his list having changed coaches, it’s fair to assume that his favorites are in flux at this point. Additionally, junior college recruits are also much more willing to consider schools based on opportunity rather than how long that school that recruited the prospect.
Johnson was formerly a member of the 2016 recruiting class and signed with Rhode Island over six other offers, including Illinois and Temple. Like most junior college prospects, he’ll likely have three years to complete two seasons of eligibility.
Texas has offered two other junior college offensive tackles, including Mikey Grandy from the College of San Mateo, who also received his offer this week.