HUMBLE, Texas - There could have been a boat load of offers in the possession of the impressive 6-foot-6, 219-pound athlete Jerrod Johnson but the Humble High School quarterback chose to end his process early in June by committing to Texas A&M. Since then, things just keep getting bigger for the talented young player.
The senior has played a variety of different positions at Humble that also included wide receiver. However, this year he will take the reigns for his team and call the plays as the quarterback. With the loss of several wide receivers from last year, Johnson is still confident they can get the job done.
"It's a new challenge for being the first full year at quarterback, but like everything else it's easy for me in this offense having learned it well in two years of play," Johnson said. "It's more exciting than it is full of pressure."
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Most people see Johnson in a variety of different roles position-wise in college. However, after a strong showing at camps over the summer playing quarterback, Johnson gave his future college coaches a call to talk about positions.
"After all the camps, I just felt really good about the quarterback position and they said when I get down there they'll give me a shot there," Johnson said. "If not, then we'll see where it goes from there."
Regardless of what position Johnson ends up at it's obvious he'll be a special player in the Big 12 with the Aggies. His high school season also should be once again full of highlights and a winning direction.
Johnson explained that because this is his last year, he wants to do things bigger than ever.
"It's exciting, all the pressure is off of recruiting and I can just focus on the team," Johnson said. "I've grown up around the system, my dad went here, and I've been around this team my whole life. I'm most excited about getting to the playoffs because this is it. This is the senior year that everybody talks about."
One thing that Johnson will not get caught up in is playing for stats.
"I'm just worried about winning," Johnson said. "I have been given some awards and it's a big accomplishment, but after the Lufkin scrimmage things have been on the up and up and we're looking to do well."