It’s been fairly quiet on the recruiting front as of late for Temple wide receiver Quentin Johnston, but he’s extremely in tune with where things are regarding his process.
“It’s been going good,” Johnston told BON about his overall recruitment. “Just trying to work on narrowing everything down and stuff like that.”
The highly talented wideout keeps everything close to the vest and isn’t as active on Twitter as most recruits are these days. Thus far, Johnston has announced that he’s landed eight total offers from TCU, Baylor, Duke, Houston, Oklahoma, Tulsa, Virginia Tech, and of course the Texas Longhorns. So there really isn’t any clarification on if the nation’s No. 57 prospect and No. 10 wide receiver, according to 247Sports Composite, has actually garnered more offers than what’s listed.
Regardless of who’s pursuing Johnston or not, he’s set on four schools right now and each reside in the Big 12 — Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, and Texas.
Johnston made his first official visit to Fort Worth earlier this month and found that exact feeling that he gets when he’s back in his hometown.
“Being that I’m from Temple, Temple is like a small homey feel and TCU resembles that a lot,” Johnston expressed. “So it’s kind of like something I’m used to already.”
Baylor is approximately 30 minutes down the road from Temple, which is a plus for Johnston and his family. He also admires the fact that Baylor wide receiver coach Frisman Jackson spent some time in the league and could help mold him into an NFL-caliber player.
“Their receivers coach was actually in the league and he’s been to college and been to the NFL, so it’s just kind of like a model for me to actually go by,” Johnston said.
Interest in the OU program is definitely there for Johnston. He’s been of fan of the Sooners and likes the fact they’ve dominated the Big 12 over the years.
“I’ve only visited OU once,” Johnston said. “But it’s just that I’ve always kind of liked them. It was a cool experience going up there and the coaches and stuff were cool.”
For the Longhorns, they’ve been one of the schools that have recruited Johnston the hardest after presenting an offer to him in February. Johnston is big on being comfortable with whatever program he chooses, and he’s getting to that point where he’s congenial with Texas. Austin is a big city for a kid like Johnston, but it’s definitely a place he could get used to.
The four-star prospect visited the Forty Acres last weekend for Texas’ Heat Wave weekend and had a ton of fun with the recruits, current players, and coaching staff.
“My favorite thing about it was that all the recruits were there and they would go around and pick all the coaches up and dump them in the water,” Johnston said.
Former #fUTure19 and current Texas tight end Jared Wiley, who is Johnston’s former high school teammate, was also in attendance last weekend for the Heat Wave event. During Johnston’s latest visit, the two were able to catch up with one another and talked briefly about a few things.
“I talked to [Jared],” Johnston said. “He didn’t really touch too much on the actual recruiting process, but he was just telling me that if I needed anything he’d be there for me and stuff like that. If I have any questions about it, he’ll be there.”
While Oklahoma has been the top dog in conference play for a while now, Johnston is still liking where Tom Herman and his staff are taking the Texas program. He doesn’t believe that they’re too far behind and are on the cusp of doing something tremendous.
When it comes to the Longhorns primary point of contact for Johnston, wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer is the main man driving the recruiting efforts to land the 6’4 target. Johnson loves the relationship the two have built together.
“Very funny, goofy, outgoing, type of relationship with him,” Johnston said. “So yeah, he’s a cool person.”
The biggest factor for Johnston when making a decision will be based on where he can major in business and receive the best degree, and to that end, the University of Texas can provide a great learning experience for him with The McCombs School of Business. He’ll also factor in where he’ll feel the most at home the day he officially steps foot on campus.
“First of all my major; that’s obviously the number one thing. The homey feel, I want to come in the first day and just feel like I've been there before.”
Johnston does not have a timetable for when he wants to make a decision, but is planning to take the rest of his official visits during the fall. Although he’s not as active as many of his peers are on social media with his recruitment, he is looking to make his commitment announcement on Twitter.