Texas Football Recruiting: First 2019 Recruit is elite QB

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Let the floodgates open on the 2019 Texas Football recruiting class.

Texas Football received its first verbal commit for the class two years from now. And the player is a quarterback.

Roschon Johnson is a four-star dual threat QB out of Port Neches, Texas.

Johnson is listed at 6’0″ and 192 lbs. with plenty of time to grow.

Entering his junior year in high school, Johnson has already separated himself as one of the top players at his position in the country:

  • #3 Dual Threat QB in the nation
  • #20 player in the state of Texas
  • #139 national ranking

During his sophomore year in high school, Roschon Johnson recorded a ridiculous 56 total TDs from the QB position:

  • 2,318 passing yards
  • 26 passing TDs / 6 INTs
  • 1,650 rushing yards
  • 30 rushing TDs

Perfect Timing for Roschon Johnson

Roschon Johnson has the perfect opportunity to become an elite Texas Longhorns QB.

Johnson will be entering the Longhorns QB room at the tail-end of Shane Buechele’s run as Texas QB.

That will allow Johnson to walk into the room likely as a redshirt freshman to learn from Buechele in his senior year.

This is obviously projecting a very optimistic picture that Buechele has continued on his expected upward trajectory, is a leading Heisman contender his senior year, and Texas is competing for the National Title.

Then, Johnson could be one of several big-time recruits competing to be next in line behind Buechele and/or Sam Ehlinger.

Plus, there are plenty of other recruits in the mix like 2018 Texas Football recruiting stars Cameron Rising and Casey Thompson.

Essentially, Tom Herman is stocking up on elite QBs to keep the line moving.

That is ultimately what did in Mack Brown. After Vince Young and Colt McCoy, the Longhorns struggled to find the same level of QB play and Coach Brown missed on the elite Texas QB recruits.

It also did in Charlie Strong, who could not find a consistent QB after David Ash went down in Coach Strong’s first game as Longhorns head coach.

Tom Herman knows all about injuries at the QB position. At Ohio State, Herman famously won a National Title as the offensive coordinator with a third-string QB.

Then, at Houston, dual threat QB Greg Ward battled injuries during Herman’s two seasons.

Now at Texas, Coach Herman is stockpiling QBs, even as young as upcoming high school juniors like Roschon Johnson.

This also leads to another point about other programs already getting a jumpstart on the 2019 recruiting class.

2019 College Football Recruiting Update

Yes, the 2019 college football recruiting ranking is already out.

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Can’t we just play the 2017 college football season, first? Not in the world of college football, where recruiting continues to get younger.

Some teams already have nine recruits in their 2019 class. That would be Florida, which currently holds the top spot two years from now.

Florida’s rival, Florida State, is second place with eight recruits.

The Longhorns are just getting started with one recruit, Roschon Johnson. Then, watch Tom Herman and the Texas Football recruiting machine go to work growing the list.