Scout.com caught up with Clear Springs wide receiver Marcus Johnson to see where things stand in the…
Johnson Makes the Call
He will be playing the same position and running the same offense that he runs at the high school level. That is why the decision for League City (TX) Clear Springs wide receiver Marcus Johnson to choose Texas Tech was quite easy. "Yes sir. I went ahead and made the call to the Texas Tech coaches. I called coach (Neal) Brown about an hour ago," Johnson said. "He (Brown) was fired up." It was months ago when Johnson and his father sat down and discussed a couple of programs that they would look into a little closer. It was Texas A&M, TCU and Texas Tech. Not that he was eliminating other offers which included programs like Arizona, West Virginia, Rice, Northwestern, Wake Forest and Kansas, but the three had his undivided attention. "It all started with those three schools and my dad and I knew that we wanted to go to football camps at those programs," Johnson said. Johnson had a breakdown of how each of them went: TCU: "I did well at this camp, but after talking with coach Gary Patterson, I knew that I was not at the top of their list. There were several guys ahead of me and it would turn into a waiting game. I thought it would be a long shot." Texas A&M: "At this camp, I was good here too. The coaches said that they had a few guys ahead of me and it turned into a waiting game. Then, the coaches started talking about me becoming a defensive back and I didn't want anything to do with that." Texas Tech: "When the Texas Tech camp came to town at Cy Ridge, my dada I thought that this may be it. I performed well at the camp and my dad and me had a good feeling about Tech. Once we got the offer, we talked and he said that he would support me in my decision. So, I committed." Johnson said that it was everything that he needed it to be from the type of offense, the relationship with the coaches and really, just the overall feeling. "I got the chance to meet coach Tommy Tuberville and it was great. The coaches treated me like I was one of their own and that was all I needed," Johnson said. "I feel really good about my decision to be a part of Texas Tech. Now, I will get with my family and get down to Lubbock for a visit." Last season, Johns caught 42 receptions for 753 yards and nine touchdowns.
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