Former Texas Longhorns wide receiver Marcus Johnson punched above his weigh class in workouts for pro scouts and talks about his success in the above interview with the Longhorn Network. Johnson was asked to stay late and speak with scouts following Pro Timing Day March 23, when he posted a 37-inch vertical leap.
Starting 10 games at receiver this year, but missing the Rice and Cal contests due to injury, Johnson finished third on the team with 12 receptions for 130 yards and one touchdown.
The 6'1, 204-pound Johnson turned in an impressive performance at pro day with an 11'3 broad jump, 22 reps on the bench press and a 4.38 40 time, according to 247Sports. It was the fastest 40 time of any Longhorn on the day, and he reportedly ended his session with an impressive one-handed grab.
The League City native had a little trouble sleeping the night before the workouts, but had no trouble when it counted.
Asked about his training regimen, Johnson said he worked out at facilities in Katy and Cypress, and that persistence is key.
"It's just repetition, honestly," said Johnson. "You have to keep doing it over and over again. There's no secret formula, there's different things you can use to shed time, but overall it's just repetition."
Johnson feels his dedication is one of his strongest assets.
"Whatever you need me to do, I'm willing to do it," he said. "I bring size, strength and I feel like those are the keys to success. That's what has gotten me as far as I am today, and something that will carry me along throughout this process."
He has a visit scheduled with the Houston Texans later this month, and otherwise says he's talking to teams and continuing to work today his goal of playing professionally.
"The pro day was one step in the process," Johnson said. "It was one piece, but it's not over by any means. Wherever I may land I have a lot to prove and I have a lot to show these teams."