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Texas picks up commitment from 4-star CB Jamier Johnson


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AUSTIN – Texas on Friday picked up a commitment from four-star 2021 cornerback Jamier Johnson.

The 6-foot, 170-pound defensive back out of Pasadena (Calif.) John Muir chose UT over Michigan, Florida, USC and a slew of other Power Five programs. He is the No. 17 corner and No. 236 overall player in the Class of 2021, per the 247Sports composite rankings.

Johnson played on both sides of the ball as a junior and helped lead John Muir to an 11-3 record and divisional runner-up finish.

“Long, athletic corner with the kind of length colleges covet these days,” 247Sports recruiting analyst Greg Biggins wrote in a player evaluation of Johnson. “Shows the ability to play some receiver as well but his upside is highest in the secondary. Has good cover instincts and can turn and run with a receiver without needing to clutch and grab. Will need to fill out some and get stronger but shows physicality in run support. Is smooth and the game just looks easy for him.”

Texas has now received 14 verbal commitments from 2021 recruits. Johnson is the third true defensive back pledged to the Longhorns, joining Dallas Kimball corner Ishmael Ibraheem and Kennedale safety JD Coffey.

UT’s 2021 class is currently ranked No. 1 in the Big 12 and No. 10 in the nation, per 247Sports.

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