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In-home visits set for QB Johnson

Three-star quarterback Jared Johnson (Grand Prairie, Texas/South Grand Prairie) decommitted from Baylor at the beginning of October. On Monday, Johnson said he will host two in-home visits.

Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 205-pound, dual-threat quarterback, said Pittsburgh will visit him Tuesday, and Texas State will visit on Wednesday. Johnson said Pittsburgh, Texas State and Memphis are the three schools that have made his final list.

He said he would like to make a decision quickly, but he won’t rush anything. Finding a college home, to him is a process, and the in-home visits will weigh heavily on his final decision.

“The relationship with the coaches and players has to be right,” Johnson said. “I have to make sure it’s a place I can spend the next four or five years.”

Johnson said Pittsburgh’s move to the ACC is an attractive opportunity. He said that Texas State catches his attention because of the opportunity to help build a legacy. Texas State is jumping from FCS play to FBS play and a spot in the WAC next season.

Johnson added that Memphis is a major player primarily because of persistency. The Memphis coaching staff has been a part of Johnson’s recruiting process since the beginning.

Johnson threw for 1,342 yards and 16 touchdowns and rushed for 397 yards and two touchdowns this season. He accounted for 1,600 passing yards 579 rushing yards and 25 total touchdowns as a junior.