On Thursday, Arizona Western College offensive tackle Jahmir Johnson released his list of top three schools and the Texas Longhorns missed the cut:
The 6’5, 278-pounder was the top target for head coach Tom Herman and offensive line coach Derek Warehime in the search for an instant-impact tackle to replace departed All-American Connor Williams.
Texas offered on November 30 in hopes of getting the Pennsylvania native on campus in January, but visits to Columbia and Knoxville, in addition to a desire to trip to USC, resulted in Johnson eliminating the Longhorns.
There aren’t currently any other outstanding offers out to junior college offensive tackle following the signing of Mikey Grandy on Wednesday evening, so the staff will have to continue evaluating the position.
Johnson is the highest-rated junior college offensive tackle who is still uncommitted, but Willie Allen of Tyler Junior College is still available. Allen was a highly-rated prospect out of high school and wanted to transfer to TCU, but was blocked by LSU this summer. He has a number of Power Five offers now.
Teammate Randon Haynes is also uncommitted.
Beyond those two prospects, most of the junior college offensive tackles are committed to much smaller programs, but may still deserve an evaluation by Warehime.