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Johnson adds to top-rated UT class

It seemed like a formality, but on Sunday afternoon Marcus Johnson made his commitment to Texas official.

Marcus Johnson said getting an offer from Texas was, "a dream come true."

Hookem.com's Gerry Hamilton spoke to Johnson around 4:20 p.m. Sunday when the 6-foot-2, 183-pound four-star wide receiver said he had committed to Texas moments prior with a phone call to Longhorns assistant coach Major Applewhite.

With the commitment, Johnson becomes commit No. 21 in a Longhorn recruiting class ranked No. 1 in the country according to 247Sports.

“I picked Texas because I've grown up loving the program,” Johnson said. “It's an honor to receive an offer from Texas. It really is a dream come true.”

Johnson unofficially visited Texas on Nov. 19 for the Longhorns' regular season home finale against Kansas State. Less than a week later, Johnson de-committed from Texas Tech and reached out the to Texas staff the day before Texas' Thanksgiving night victory over Texas A&M.

Johnson committed to the Aggies on Nov. 25, but de-committed shortly thereafter in the midst of the firing of head coach Mike Sherman. In the wake of Johnson's de-commitment, League City Clear Springs head coach Clint Hartman told Hookem.com that Texas had offered Johnson.

That set in motion Johnson's commitment to Texas today.

This weekend the Longhorns bolstered a wide receiver class that was already considered one of the nation's best with commitments from top 100 prospects Thomas Johnson (Dallas Skyline) and Cayleb Jones (Austin Stephen F. Austin) with commitments from Johnson and four-star prospect Kendall Sanders of Athens.

Texas will have an in-home visit with Johnson this week and he'll officially visit for the team's football banquet Dec. 9.

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