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Oklahoma Sooners Football Recruiting: 2018 WR Treveon Johnson Planning to Visit OU Next Week

The talented Lone Star State wideout is one of the more underrated prospects in the nation.

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One of the more underrated wide receiver prospects in the country Treveon Johnson, whom the Oklahoma Sooners have been pursuing since last winter, is planning to visit Norman June 7. Johnson was offered by OU in January and was on campus for OU’s first Junior Day as a Texas Tech commit. Johnson officially opened up his recruitment last month after decommitting from the Red Raiders.

Sooners outside wide receivers coach Dennis Simmons has forged a relationship with Johnson over the last few months and according to The Football Brainiacs, all signs appear to point to OU being out front in the race for the talented wideout. Johnson is currently rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports’ composite ranking, but it sounds like those who’ve seen him up close and met him feel he’s a gem that’s so far been overlooked by the state’s major programs Texas and Texas A&M. Oklahoma is far and away the top school on Johnson’s offer list, and it’s no surprise the Sooners are in position to possibly lock in his commitment this summer.

Another major plus is that Johnson is a close friend of fellow 2018 wide receiver and Sooners target Jaqualyn Crawford, who visited Norman last month. Although TCU is a common school in pursuit of Johnson and Crawford, the interest for both players currently seems to be glittered with the Crimson & Cream.

It’s evident from his film that Treveon Johnson is a natural playmaker with good speed and tremendous agility. He is an elusive, natural open-field runner and shows the knack for making contested catches on the perimeter. At 6-2, 180 pounds, Johnson appears to have quite the upside and could blossom into one of the Lone Star State’s most improved prospects in his senior season, which he’ll play at Brenham High School (Brenham, Texas) after spending the last three years at Giddings High School in Giddings, Texas.

Johnson seems to be taking in the recruiting process and is in Baton Rouge visiting LSU this weekend, but still seems excited about his second visit to OU next week.

Johnson also let me know that he is visiting LSU this weekend. Johnson didn’t confirm a commitment date but one can expect him to be deciding pretty soon. From all the information we have gathered, the Sooners sit in a really good position here. I did ask Johnson if the Sooners should be on Boom alert when he makes his return visit next week. His response? “Of course”. – Brandon Drumm, The Football Brainiacs

Treveon Johnson earned first-team all-district honors at wide receiver and cornerback as a junior at Giddings in 2016.