On Friday afternoon, the Texas Longhorns kicked off the Fourth of July weekend with a bang, as Tom Herman’s program has added yet another highly-touted talent to the 2021 class, this time in the form of Pasadena (Calif.) John Muir cornerback Jamier Johnson, according to multiple reports.
A four-star talent, Johnson sided with Texas over an intriguing list of other finalists such as Nebraska, USC, Ohio State, Arizona State, Colorado, and Oregon. Of that bunch, Oregon was considered a team to beat early on. However, the Ducks have earned a trio of cornerback pledges since Johnson announced his finalists in April, which likely helped the Horns to ultimately begin surging late.
In the days leading up to his June 3 decision, each of Johnson’s Crystal Ball picks were placed for Texas with High Confidence ratings, and of course, those confident picks came to fruiting on Friday afternoon.
As a junior, Johnson saw action in eight games, totaling 32 tackles, three tackles for loss, four interceptions, and one pass breakup. On the other side of the ball, Johnson rushed 16 times for 108 yards and added another 217 yards on 17 receptions.
Now Texas’ second cornerback pledge, as he joins Dallas Kimball product Ishmael Ibraheem, Johnson is currently ranked as the nation’s No. 17 cornerback and as the No. 236 player overall, per the 247Sports Composite.
With Johnson now on board, Texas’ 2021 class features 14 pledges and still remains ranked atop the Big 12.