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Johnson makes the call

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Grand Prairie (Texas) South Grand Prairie quarterback Jared Johnson saw his stock take off the spring. The 6-foot, 195-pound dual-threat passer did not have any offers a few months ago but has added them from the likes of Baylor, Memphis, Oregon, Pittsburgh and Rice since then.
On Sunday, Johnson made his way to a campus and left as the newest commitment in that school's class. Where did he commit?
I committed to Baylor today," Johnson said on Sunday evening. "I went to their minicamp today. It was my first time visiting the campus. I was able to be coached by the coaches that I'll be dealing with when I get there. I fell in love with it.
"I spoke to my family and everything since they were all there too. They liked it as well and we just went ahead and made the commitment."
Johnson says the Baylor coaches were excited to have him as part of the class.
"I talked to the head coach, coach Art Briles, and some of the other coaches," he said. "They were excited. They were telling me that they really loved me as a player and that they were really excited to work with me in the future.
"It was a good feeling to feel wanted when I was there. You could tell they really meant it. They were genuine. I really like the coaches there for sure."
While he has a commitment out of the way, Johnson does admit that the recruiting process is not quite over at this point.
"I'm still going to visit a few other places," he said. "I'm going to go to some camps and stuff this month and next month. I'm not sure where all to just yet. I'm committed to Baylor though."
As a junior Johnson threw for 1,600 yards with 18 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. He also rushed for 579 yards and seven more scores.
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