Things had been pretty quiet for South Garland (Texas) High School safety Tejay Johnson except for looking over a boat load of scholarship offers from coast to coast. That changed after an unofficial visit and a camp stop at an in-state school Saturday.
Johnson, a 6-foot, 185-pound three-star, who had scholarship offers from schools such as Arizona State, Georgia Tech, Kansas State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Indiana, Arkansas, and several others decided to stay close to home.
"I committed yesterday to TCU," Johnson said. "It was my second time visiting yesterday. I went to a camp there and I decided to go ahead and do it."
The state's No. 55 rated prospect said that he was also looking hard at Wisconsin and Georgia Tech. Playing time was a big factor for Johnson and though that those two schools offered that, the chance to play very early at TCU was overwhelming.
"They were really looking for safeties at TCU and they were low on them," Johnson said. "The defense they run would give me the opportunity to play if I worked really hard. I made up my mind also that I didn't want to go too far from home.
"I wanted my grandmother to see me play. I live with her and my five brothers and sisters. Now they can see me."
Johnson said that his recruited for the Horned Frogs, coach Dan Sharp, and the rest of the coaching staff were pleasantly surprised with his summertime decision.
"Coach Sharp is a cool guy," he said. "I talked to him often and I'd always call to ask questions about the school. I think they were pretty surprised."
So is Johnson going to keep looking at his other options?
"Nope, I'm pretty solid with my decision," he said. "This is it for me."