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4-star S Jamel Johnson commits to Texas

Texas added a talented defender for the class of 2023.

Courtesy 247Sports

The Texas Longhorns got back on the board in the class of 2023 with the addition of four-star safety Jamel Johnson.

Texas was waiting for the next commitment for the 2023 cycle and started it with one of the top players at the position. The 6’1, 175-pound defender from Arlington Seguin is the No. 187 player in the country and the No. 27 player in the state, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. Johnson picked Texas out of a final group that included the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas A&M Aggies.

The Longhorns will likely see turnover in the secondary, specifically at the safety position, with three seniors listed at the top of the depth chart at safety, as well as junior Tyler Owens currently in the transfer portal. Texas currently has two safeties committed in the 2022 class and will continue to bolster the secondary in both recruiting cycles.

After running back Rueben Owens left the class earlier in the cycle, Johnson becomes the first commitment of the 2023 recruiting cycle.