GARLAND, Texas - He's standing out among a South Garland squad that has a loads of talented seniors but the catch is that defensive back T.J. Johnson is only a junior.
That has college coaches already talking about the next big prospect at South Garland and the 6-foot-1, 180-pound safety is the real deal. His frame only looks to get bigger and that has sent mail from top programs start to flood in.
"I've got a couple of schools in mind and Texas A&M is one of them," Johnson said. "They send me stuff along with Kansas State and Oklahoma State. I've seen A&M before on an unofficial visit and I saw that they've got great facilities."
"K-State is also a great program. I went up there during the summer and went to a camp."
With both schools putting the early push on Johnson, things are still wide open. He still wants to make improvement before his senior year begins.
"My performance has been good, but I'm just trying to do my job and help my team out," Johnson said. "I want to get better at doing my job because I think I can do even better during my final season."
Johnson also made a switch this season from strong safety over to the weakside.
"Basically it's the same to me," he said. "I'm just moving over to a different side of the ball and I still have to make the play."