The 2021 Texas football recruiting class got a great addition to the secondary on July 3 with the commitment of 4-Star John Muir CB Jamier Johnson.
A valuable and underrated addition to the 2021 Texas football recruiting class arrived on July 3, with the commitment of four-star John Muir cornerback Jamier Johnson. On Friday afternoon, the Longhorns added their second cornerback commit in the last few weeks to the 2021 recruiting class with the nabbing of the Pasadena, CA, native Johnson.
This 6-foot and 170 pound defensive back ranks as the nation’s No. 236 2021 high school prospect, No. 17 cornerback, and No. 24 prospect out of California (247Sports Composite). The Top247 rankings slots him as the No. 22 cornerback and No. 26 prospect out of California.
Johnson is the 14th commitment in the 2021 Longhorns class. He’s the second cornerback commit overall, with the first being four-star Kimball product and Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex native Ishmael Ibraheem. He ranks as the nation’s No. 170 2021 high school prospect, No. 13 cornerback, and No. 28 prospect out of Texas (247Sports Composite).
Prior to announcing his commitment to Texas, Johnson held offers from more than a dozen schools. He released his latest round of finalist cuts prior to announcing his Longhorns commitment back on April 13. The other finalist schools he had in the mix prior to committing were the Nebraska Cornhuskers, USC Trojans, Ohio State Buckeyes, Arizona State Sun Devils, Colorado Buffaloes, and Oregon Ducks.
The writing was on the wall for the Longhorns to get the commitment of Johnson. He was trending to Texas prior to announcing this decision earlier in the week. Even the Rivals FutureCast had all of their analysts and publishers picking Johnson to give his pledge to Texas over the rest of the field.
What Texas is getting in Johnson is a corner with a lot of potential that should work well in the defensive system under recently hired defensive coordinator Chris Ash and cornerbacks coach Jay Valai. He has good length and athleticism and pinpoints the ball really well. He could be the type of playmaking cornerback that unsuspectingly hauls in three or four picks in his peak season.
According to the 247Sports Team Composite Rankings, the 2021 Texas class ranks at No. 10 in the nation and holds steady in the top spot in the Big 12. Johnson brings the number of blue chip commits in this class to double-digits.