Ennis, Texas safety Jahshawn Johnson was one of the prospects TCU hosted for their junior day this past Sunday. He was also one of the players who received an offer from the Frogs.
It was the first time on TCU’s campus for Johnson, who measured in at 5-foot-10, 170-pounds while on the visit. The interest picked up in during the evaluation period with Clay Jennings and DeMontie Cross both stopping by Ennis to catch a glimpse of Johnson and his Ennis teammates, Terence Wiliams, who also attended the junior day, and james Lockhart, a stud 2015 defensive end.
For Johnson, he enjoyed the visit to TCU and learned of some of the advantages playing safety at TCU has.
“It was great, I had a great time and liked the facilities around the stadium, I like the coaches and I like how their focus is around the defense,” he said. “I know I’d have a good chance to play there with the 4-2-5 and the three safeties on the field.”
After interacting with the coaches most of the day and touring the facilities, Johnson and his parents had a chance to sit down with TCU head coach Gary Patterson. It’s at that time Johnson learned he had an offer from the Horned Frogs.
“After the junior day we went and had a meeting with Coach Patterson and we were just sitting down and talking and he was asking me how I liked everything,” Johnson said. “And then he asked my mom and dad a few questions and he offered me a scholarship.”
Johnson is getting more familiarized with TCU as a university and program. He does like the fact that the Frogs utilize three safeties in their defensive scheme. There is also a chance for early playing time with a limited number of players currently on the roster at the position.
Combine those two facts and Johnson has plenty of reason to like the Frogs.
“I like that they have three safeties on the field at all times and that gives me a better chance of playing instead of two safeties,” he said. “Then he said they have a senior free safety and they’re going to need more people to come in and understand the defense and try to get on the field as early as possible. I think I can do that.”
For now, Johnson isn’t rushing into a decision. He also holds an offer from Texas Tech and is receiving strong interest from Baylor.
“Everyone is pretty even right now,” Johnson finished.