Just moments after Longhorn nation got word that Maalik Murphy was committing to the University of Texas they got even more good news. This time on the defensive side of the ball. Inside linebacker Trevell Johnson announced via Twitter that he will be joining Murphy down in Austin.
Trevell Johnson is a three-star inside linebacker from Arlington, Texas. Johnson plays for the Arlington Martin Warriors alongside 2021 Longhorn commit, Morice Blackwell. He said that his relationship with Blackwell was a big part in his commitment to the school.
“Yeah we talk all the time, he’s like a big brother to me” – Trevell Johnson on his relationship with Morice BlackwellHarris, B. (2021, February 13). Rising linebacker trevell Johnson becomes Fifth commit in TEXAS 2022 CLASS. Retrieved February 13, 2021, from https://247sports.com/college/texas/Article/Trevell-Johnson-commits-Texas-Longhorns-Football-Recruiting-Jeff-Choate-Pete-Kwiatkowski-Steve-Sarkisian-160767124/
Johnson stands 6’1, 200-pounds and as of Saturday evening holds 18 offers. Texas’ old staff initially offered the three-star prospect, but Jeff Choate was quick to send a re-offer to the rising linebacker. Schools like Ole Miss, LSU, and Utah all offered the Arlington native but his top three schools were Baylor, Texas and Texas Tech.
This the Longhorns fifth commitment of 2022, and third in the last two weeks. Maalik Murphy is the nation’s No. 2 pro-style quarterback, and a five-star prospect. Texas also has commitments from four-star running back Jaydon Blue and four-star receiver Armani Winfield. It will be interesting to see who else will be joining Johnson and the rest of Texas’ 2022 class.