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Recruiting: Jamier Johnson picks Texas

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Texas cornerbacks coach Jay Valai just went back to back. 2021 cornerback Jamier Johnson from John Muir High School in Pasadena, CA committed to Texas on Friday.

The long and athletic prospect from SoCal chose the Horns over Oregon and Arizona State.

This comes two weeks after UT landed Ishmael Ibraheem, a four-star corner from Dallas Kimball.

Johnson, who stands 6-foot-0 and weighs 170 pounds, holds 15 scholarship offers including Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, Florida, Arizona State, and Colorado. It came down to the Longhorns, Ducks, and Sun Devils, but at the end of the day, Johnson headed to the Lone Star State. He’s yet to visit Austin, but he hopes to this fall.

He played both ways as a junior, helping John Muir to an 11-3 record and a CIF Southern Section Division 11 runner-up finish in 2019. He tallied 32 tackles, four tackles for loss, and four interceptions that season.

He’s the No. 17 cornerback in the nation according to the 247 Composite. – Justin Wells

Recruiting Notebook evaluation: Hudl/highlights

How does he fit at Texas: When he’s playing cornerback on film (he also plays receiver and quarterback) Jamier Johnson rarely moves at full speed because when he does he covers ground in a real hurry. He has a lanky frame that reminds of Curtis Brown or Mykkele Thompson and similar speed when he gets going. With his length and speed he’s an ideal prospect for cornerback and he doesn’t have the hesitation to get involved in the run game that you sometimes find with wiry guys that haven’t filled out yet. The ceiling here is as a boundary cornerback that can match up with big receivers in man coverage and is also nice to have within striking distance of the box. – Ian Boyd

Johnson is the fourteenth member of UT’s Class of 2021 joining Ishamel Ibraheem (Dallas Kimball), JD Coffey (Kennedale), Isaac Pearson (ProKick Australia), Casey Cain (Warren Easton – LA), Jonathon Brooks (Hallettsville), Morice Blackwell (Arlington Martin), Jordon Thomas (Port Arthur Memorial), Ja’Tavion Sanders (Denton Ryan), Derrick Harris Jr. (New Caney), Billy Bowman Jr. (Denton Ryan), Juan Davis (Everman), Hayden Conner (Katy Taylor), Jalen Milroe (Katy Tompkins).