High School: Recruiting

AUSTIN, Texas - - ESPNU 150 athlete Daje Johnson (Pflugerville, Texas/Hendrickson) has finally committed to the Longhorns.

Johnson, the No. 14 athlete and No. 141 player overall, was offered a scholarship by Texas during his official visit on Saturday and accepted on the spot. In doing so, he became the 25th member of its 2012 class and the 18th with at least a four-star grade.

There appeared to at least be a chance of that happening when he scheduled his official visit to Austin last week. Johnson has always liked the Longhorns and even made the initial effort to see if they had any interest in him by asking Texas coach Mack Brown via text early during the 2011 season.

Then there didn't seem to be much a shot at all after he canceled his visit on Monday.

At that time, Johnson said that Texas had simply waited too long to get in the race and he had every intention on sticking with his commitment to TCU, where he had been committed since March 26.

But Texas stayed persistent. On Tuesday, Johnson received a phone call from Longhorns co-offensive coordinator Major Applewhite and a Facebook message from Mack Brown. That was enough to get Johnson to reschedule his visit for this weekend.

You can read the rest of the story here.

Couple of more Naaman signings

February, 3, 2010
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Garland Namman Forest signings

Football
Cordero Smith, Louisiana-Monroe, S, 6-0,185 -- hard-hitting all-district defensive back

Girls Track
Kendria Burton, North Texas

Boys Soccer
Colin Marusak, University of South Carolina-Upstate

More signings from the D-FW area ...

February, 3, 2010
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Football Division I signings
Player, School, Pos., Ht., Wt., Statistics
A. MACEO SMITH
Jatashun Beachum, Arkansas, Ath., 6-2, 275 –- Giant at QB likely to shift to defensive line
BERKNER
Kentarius Caldwell, Louisiana-Monroe, DL, 6-2, 245 -- all-district lineman
Zach Olen, North Texas, K, 5-9, 210 – Made 10 FGs, 36 extra points
Justin Yancey, Fordham, OL/DL, 6-0, 280 – all-district lineman
CARROLLTON CREEKVIEW
Ryan Russell, Purdue, DL, 6-4, 230 – speedy defensive end
Ryan Wilson, Sam Houston St., RB, 5-10, 180 -- 46-485, 6 TDs rushing
CARROLLTON NEWMAN SMITH
Al Lasker, Air Force, WR-DB, 6-2, 190 – 52-1247, 19 TDs receiving
Randall Joyner, SMU, RB-DB, 6-0, 210 – 198-1462, 24 TDs rushing
Terrell Wilson, Southern Illinois RB, 6-1, 215 – 62-558, 5 TDs rushing
CARTER
Russell Polk, Texas Tech, DB, 5-11, 200 – all-district defensive back
GARLAND
Moshood Adeniji, Air Force, OL/DL 6-1, 230 – all-district, expected to play DE
Jared Barnett, Iowa State, QB, 6-1,185 – 153-260-6-2078-19 TDs
Jeremy Cummings, Grambling State, LB, 5-9, 215 – Hard-hitter led team in tackles
Jeremiah Edwards, Kansas, OL-DL, 6-1, 270 – all-district on both sides of the ball
Tevin Jackson, Texas, LB, 6-3, 230 – No. 86 in ESPNU 150, U.S. Army All-American
Ayron Morgan, Stephen F. Austin, WR, , 41-808, 9 TDs receiving
Adrian Phillips, Texas, ATH., 5-11, 199 – No. 134 ESPNU 150
Malcolm Robinson, Grambling State, DB, 5-10, 180 – All-district defensive back known for hard hits
GARLAND NAAMAN FOREST
John Harris, Texas, WR, 6-2, 187 – Projected WR played QB; rushed for 1155 yards, 13 TDs
HIGHLAND PARK
Luke Woodley, Louisville, QB, 6-3, 195 – 268-380-7-4162-40 TDs passing
Joey Landess, Richmond, DL, 6-4, 225 – 2-year starter and all-district selection
HILLCREST
Cameron Richards, UTEP, DB, N/A, N/A -- all-district defensive back
LINCOLN
Don Canyon, SMU, QB, 6-2, 220, 142-235-4-1896-19 TDs passing
NORTH GARLAND
Anthony McGhee, UTEP, WR, 5-10, 185 – Projected WR played wildcat QB, rushed for 1360 yards, 17 TDs
PINKSTON
Aaron Spikes, Louisiana-Lafayette, RB, 5-10, 185 -- lightning quick in open field
ROCKWALL
Adam Dingwell, San Diego State, QB, N/A, N/A – 123-201-1665-10 TDs passing
ROCKWALL-HEATH
Austin Woods, Oklahoma, OL, 6-5, 290 – Coaches’ pick as best offensive lineman in District 10-5A
ROWLETT
Deion Imade, Oklahoma State, 6-0,185 – Starred at running back but expected to shine on other side of ball for Cowboys
Austin Kerpis, Texas State, DE, 6-2, 180 – all-district sack specialist
Damontree Moore, Texas A&M, DE, 6-6, 227 –Recorded 12 sacks as a senior
SACHSE
Austin Hayes, Air Force, OL, N/A, N/A – Academic all-state selection
Kason Hostrup, Kansas State, OL, 6-5, 270 – outstanding feet, all-district
Henry Hunter, James Madison, QB, N/A, N/A 77-155-2-1249-8 TDs passing
SOUTH GARLAND
Corin Cline, Navy, OL, 6-2, 288 – all-district lineman
Will Wright, North Texas, S, 5-11, 200 – one of hardest hitters in 10-5A
SOUTH OAK CLIFF
Anthony Garner, La. Tech, LB, N/A, N/A – led Golden Bears on both sides of ball as RB/LB

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