The top player in the state of Illinois is heading to the Big 12 to play for the Texas Longhorns.
Marquis Johnson, a blue chip wide receiver from Champaign (Ill.) Centennial, has pledged to attend the University of Texas. Johnson, who is 6-foot-3, 200 pounds, made his official visit to Austin over the weekend where the Longhorns soundly defeated Texas Tech 42-7.
"I just think it's the place for me," Johnson said late Sunday night. "It felt like home."
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Johnson said he will not take any other official visits. Michigan, Purdue and Arizona were also involved.
"I liked the fact that the wide receivers (at Texas) are all real close," he said. "They all go everywhere with each other. They're fun to hang out with.
"Coach Brown is also a nice guy, someone you can talk to."
Johnson wanted to first make sure that talked about and informed his parents of the decision when he got home.
"I asked them what they thought," he explained. "They told me it was my decision. But they've always liked Texas, too."
Johnson was not scheduled to return from Austin until Monday morning. But he said he wanted to make sure not to miss any school on Monday.
Johnson's commitment is the 15th of the campaign for the Longhorns. Johnson is ranked the no. 3 wide receiver in the country by Rivals100.com and is considered the no. 19 player overall in the nation.