One of the very best prospects that the 2020 class has to offer is now officially on the Texas Longhorns radar. On Friday afternoon, top-ranked 2020 offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr. notched as offer from Texas, he announced on Twitter.
A highly coveted prospect with upwards of 40 offers to date, Johnson’s Texas invitation joins a list that includes Alabama, Michigan, LSU, Clemson, Auburn, Ohio State, and Notre Dame, among numerous others. A four-star talent out of Cincinnati (Oh.) St. Xavier, Johnson is set for a busy June, as he will visit Alabama, Auburn, FSU, Georgia, Clemson, USC, UCLA, Stanford, and Cal. At some point, it seems likely that Pitt earns a visit, as well, considering that his father, Paris Johnson Sr., is the program’s assistant director of player personnel.
As expected with an elite Ohio prospect, Johnson will be difficult to lure away from the powers in his region; most notably, Ohio State. The Buckeyes currently own five of his 10 Crystal Ball projections. Michigan State holds three other projections. As evident by Johnson’s June visit plans, the 6-foot-7, 275-pound tackle is considerably open to evaluating his options across the country, but for Texas to become a major player before his recruitment intensifies, the Longhorns will need to receive a visit in the near future, as well.
Now one of just five 2020 offensive tackle prospects with a Texas offer, Johnson is ranked as the nation’s No. 7 player, the No. 1 offensive tackle, and the No. 1 player in Ohio, per 247Sports.