Jamile Johnson just decided a short while ago pick the Red Raiders over the Longhorns and sign with Texas Tech on National Signing Day. Jamile will follow his head coach (Emmett Jones) to Lubbock and play for Texas Tech. He becomes the 3rd Defensive Back of the Class and 7th Defensive commit. Here is my review of Jamile Johnson from back in February (actually, last year to the exact date)
Height Weight 40 time 6'1" 195 lbs 4.48
Jamile Johnson had quite the recruiting path to get to Tech. It first started off when he committed to Oklahoma almost to the date last year (Valentines Day). He stayed committed to OU until the beginning of August, when he decided to decommit from the program. After that, he planned visits to many schools, but choose to commit to UNC after talking with the Tarheels. It appeared he would stay at North Carolina until Texas eventually offered. He decided then decommits for a 2nd time and commit to the Longhorns. There wasn't any noise surrounding Johnson until this past week, when it was reveled that his High School coach (Emmett Jones) would coach for Tech. He took an official visit this weekend, and decommitted from Texas once the visit was over. Now, on National Signing Day, he picked the Red Raiders and choose to attend our great university.
Now let's take a look at what Jamile Johnson can bring to the Red Raiders. What I like the most about Johnson is his knack for the football, physicality with receivers and his form tackling. Johnson is good at reading the quarterback and making a play on the football. He has a few INTs in the video that shows that Johnson can is good at reading the offense and making plays. With Gibbs wanting more turnovers, having someone like Johnson could significantly help the Red Raiders. He also is real physical with the Wide Receivers and throws them off their route. With a size of 6'1", he could match-up against taller receivers and make them uncomfortable. Tech needs that in a cornerback. Finally, he uses great form when tackling the opposition. No arm tackles for this guy. He'll be a great addition to the defense and could start from Day 1.