When it comes to Lincoln Riley’s twitter account, the “eyes” have it. When the new Oklahoma head man sends out a tweet with the eyes emoji, it almost always means that a commitment will follow soon after, and for the third time this week, that was the case, as Oklahoma landed a commitment from Brenham receiver Treveon Johnson just moments ago. Tramonda Moore, Austin Stogner, Kundarrius Taylor and now Johnson have all committed to Oklahoma in the last week, as part of a massive recruiting movement spearheaded by Riley, in an attempt to generate more hype. It seems to be working.
— 🤖 (@TKJ_11) June 26, 2017
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Johnson is the 13th commitment in Oklahoma’s 2018 class. He’s the second wide receiver, along with the aforementioned Taylor, who joined the class just a few days ago. The two should compliment each other very well, as Taylor is more of a big bodied deep threat, while Johnson is much more of a run after the catch kind of player. Tanner Mordecai should be very happy about the receivers he’ll head to Norman with.
Johnson picked Oklahoma over a number of offers from other solid schools, such as Houston, Minnesota, Oregon State, TCU and Texas Tech. He was commitment to Texas Tech for quite a while, but decommitted last month. In that article, I called Oklahoma the presumed favorite a number of times, and Oklahoma never relinquished their lead i this recruitment, which led to Johnson ultimately picking the Sooners. Wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons was the primary recruiter of Johnson, and did a great job of showing Johnson how he fits in Oklahoma’s offense.
From his decommitment article in May:
“Wherever Johnson lands (his choice may be made “Sooner” rather than later), that school will be getting a long, athletic, receiver with a very high upside. He has work to do on the technical side of being a receiver, and his route running leaves something to be desired, but he has great instincts, good hands, and just looks natural playing wide receiver. His ceiling comparison is former Bengal Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson.”