Texas lands top OL, Tyler Johnson

Tyler Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

Tyler Johnson (Will Gallagher/IT)

AUSTIN — Getting a handful of elite offensive tackles was a priority for Texas coach Tom Herman in the Class of 2019. Well, Tyler Johnson is just that…

The 6-foot-5, 310-pound tackle and 5-star from Conroe Oak Ridge committed to UT today.

Johnson visited OU and Alabama, but decided the Longhorns were the best decision. Since Texas landed highly-lauded OL coach Herb Hand, they’ve seen a push to land the state’s, and nation’s top offensive linemen.

Johnson holds over 20 offers including Bama, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Oregon. He joins former Oak Ridge teammate and 2018 Texas #RevolUTion18 signee Joseph Ossai. Except this time, he’s with the #fUTre19.

Recruiting Notebook excerpt:
Tyler Johnson Hudl/highlights

How he fits at Texas: Johnson has shown steady growth since his Hudl first surfaced his sophomore year. He’s filled out an already solid frame, gotten stronger, and grown into the nasty disposition required of college-level offensive linemen. Good feet, great base and balance, and once he latches on, it’s over. He’s definitely a tackle, probably on the right side. He’s a little bigger, so he could play the left spot in a pinch, but might be maximized at right tackle. He’s a great student which will help with the nuances of the scheme and his learning curve. He might play as a freshman, but most likely contributes as a redshirt frosh. – JW

Johnson is the seventh member of UT’s Class of 2019 joining Brayden Liebrock (Chandler – AZ), Kenyatta Watson (Grayson – GA), De’Gabriel Floyd (Westlake Village – CA), Jordan Whittington (Cuero – TX), T’Vondre Sweat (Huntsville – TX) and Roschon Johnson (Port Neches-Groves – TX).