The next wave of talent at quarterback is about to arrive for the Horns for spring camp. Four-star dual-threat quarterback Roschon Johnson was one of just a few skilled prospects at his position in this recruiting cycle that could become difference makers for Power Five programs at some point over the next three or four years.
At 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, Johnson could add some size to his frame. But, he’s never going to be the most sizable quarterback at the college level. His value isn’t provided from a prototypical size or frame for a pro-style quarterback, though. Johnson is going to become one of the fastest and most athletic quarterbacks in the nation.
If he can find the balance to be effective for the Horns in the passing game, Johnson could show why there’s a big wave of transfers at quarterback on the Forty Acres right now. Due to Johnson signing his National Letter of Intent and enrolling early along with the rise of sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, the duo of talented freshman quarterbacks intend to transfer.
If junior Shane Buechele gets away from the Horns this off-season along with Casey Thompson and/or Cameron Rising, Johnson and Ehlinger could be the only two scholarship quarterbacks left on the roster entering the 2019 regular season. That’s a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Johnson, which is why it’s so crucial that he show out in spring camp and the spring football game.