Tennessee’s coaching staff continues to try and pull together a strong close to the Vols’ 2018 recruiting class. They extended a scholarship offer to another talented athlete on Wednesday afternoon even though this prospect is already committed to another school.
Treveon Johnson, a three-star wide receiver/cornerback, tweeted out on Wednesday that the Vols had offered him to play both receiver and corner for them. Johnson has been committed to Oklahoma since June of this year.
Truly fortunate to receive an offer to play both WR & DB at the university of Tennessee. pic.twitter.com/MygJ3PUrWj
— 🤖 (@TKJ_11) January 17, 2018
Johnson is listed as the No. 115 wide receiver in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports Composite rankings. He’s a 6-foot-1, 176 pound athlete who was used on both sides of the ball this past season for Brenham High School in Texas. He has the play-making ability to play in all facets of the game, and he did so exceptionally well in high school.
The Vols aren’t the only team to show interest in the Oklahoma commit recently, however. Arkansas offered him back in early December, and he has an official visit lined up with the Razorbacks this upcoming weekend.
Johnson’s film reminds me a lot of Tyler Byrd at first glance. He’s a wiry athlete who is a lot stronger and tougher than you might expect, and he’s an explosive play-maker. His film looked a lot like what I thought Tennessee would do with Byrd the last two years, but Butch Jones had other ideas. Johnson looks more at home as a wide receiver, but he knows how to make plays on defense as well.
Tennessee needs defensive backs in a big way in the 2018 class, and they could also use another wide receiver or two to add some more play-makers to that unit. Johnson will be able to fill both those needs, though it’s likely he would play one position more often than the other.