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Recruiting on the South Plains | 2014 DB Jah'Shawn Johnson Commits to Texas Tech

Ennis defensive back Jah'Shawn Johnson became commitment #17 for Texas Tech and head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Spo

PLAYER: Jah'Shawn Johnson

POSITION: Defensive Back
HEIGHT: 5'10"
FORTY: 4.42
HIGH SCHOOL: Ennis (Ennis, Texas)
VIDEO: Clip 1
RECRUITING SERVICES: Rivals 5.5 | Scout | ESPN 71 | 24/7 Sports 86
VTM PROFILE DATE: August 13, 2013

OFFERS | Arizona St., Baylor, Iowa, Oklahoma St., SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Washington, Washington St.

STATS | From the scout profile it mentioned that Johnson had 72 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery and 9 passes defended.

THE PLAYER SPEAKS | Via the DMN, via RRS, Johnson talked about why he committed to Texas Tech:

"What I liked about Tech the best was all the coaches are all young and are together as a family," Johnson told "Everyone down there seems like a family. They treat you very well down there. All of the players are happy down there. I talked to a bunch of the players to see how they liked it and they love it. Everything down there is amazing, really."

And from the LAJ, Johnson focuses on how he liked the coaching staff:

"Really my visit was amazing," Johnson said. "I enjoyed everything up there. The coaches, they were all great dudes and just really everybody down there is just happy. All the players, they all enjoy it. Everybody down there is all about Texas Tech. It’s a very nice city. I just felt like that’s where I want to be."

SCOUTING REPORT | The cool thing about Johnson is that he's the son of former Dallas Cowboy, Keith Davis. Surprisingly, I haven't really been able to find much about Johnson and Davis other than the this link that said that Davis didn't want to be the focus of attention, which is pretty neat. The only thing that I didn't understand was the reference to "alligator bloodlines". I have no idea what that is.

So I think this is a pretty big commit for this staff, in particular Kevin Curtis. There's really a lot to like about this commit as well as this seems incredibly similar to Derrick Dixon in terms of size and play. If anything, I think this might signal a concerted effort for this staff in terms of the type of safety that they want. Don't care too much about size, but do very much care about being rangy and fearless. Those things seem to describe Johnson.

Johnson is also a punt returner, so he's versatile, also like Dixon. And now that I'm thinking about it, this is also similar in player-type to Joseph Clark as well. I'm guessing they are all pretty similar in terms of height, weight and speed.

I think this is a plan.

Jah'Shawn Johnson, welcome to Texas Tech and Git Your Guns Up!

The 2014 Class |

Player Position Ht/Wt School VTM Profile
Patrick Mahomes QB 6-3/198 Whitehouse (Whitehouse, TX) April 24, 2013
Justin Stockton RB 5-9/175 Steele (Cibolo, TX) January 21, 2013
Demarcus Felton RB 5-7/179 Dekaney (Spring, TX) April 18, 2013
Jakari Dillard WR 6-4/185 Princeton (Princeton, TX) August 13, 2012
Cameron Batson IR 5-9/165 Milwood (Oklahoma City, OK) April 23, 2013
Ian Sadler WR 5-11/192 Argyle (Argyle, TX) April 25, 2013
Byron Daniels WR 6-0/170 Madison (San Antonio, TX) May 8, 2013
Deionte Noel OL 6-3/300 Steele (Cibolo, TX) April 17, 2013
Mildren Montgomery OL 6-4/245 Douglass (Oklahoma City, OK) June 4, 2013
Justin Murphy OL 6-8/275 Belton (Belton, TX) June 10, 2013
Robert Castaneda OL 6-5/315 Round Rock (Round Rock, TX) June 10, 2013
Ivan Thomas DT 6-2/270 Lawton (Lawton, OK) June 21, 2013
L.J. Collier DE 6-3/235 Munday (Munday, TX) February 10, 2013
Tevin Madison CB 5-10/160 Fayette County (Fayette, AL) April 26, 2013
Derrick Dixon S 5-9/187 Skyline (Dallas, TX) June 19, 2013
Joseph Clark DB 5-9/180 Chapel Hill (Tyler, TX) July 28, 2013
Jah’Shawn Johnson DB 5-10/172 Ennis (Ennis, TX) August 13, 2013