The Texas Longhorns earned a huge commitment last Saturday from Martin High School (Arlington, TX) three-star linebacker Trevell Johnson. His commitment, parlayed with that of five-star quarterback Maalik Murphy, set the tone for a great weekend for Texas fans.
“I felt like the relationships I had with the coaching staff were genuine. I like what coach Sark is trying to do with the program,” Johnson said.
Johnson is a three-star linebacker via the 247Sports Composite. He’s the 21st ranked inside linebacker in the nation for his class and overall the 65th ranked player in the state of Texas.
Johnson specializes not only on the defensive side of the football but shines on special teams as well. Last season he recorded 109 tackles, 14 for a loss, with four sacks. Yet it was his ability on punt and kick coverage that earned him his district's Special Teams MVP.
“It’s always fun, If it’s not, then you shouldn’t be playing them. But there’s just something about blocking kicks and hitting people that just makes me go,” Johnson said.
Johnson in his career has accumulated 208 tackles, 26 for a loss, five sacks, four forced fumbles, and three passes broken up. Arlington Martin has now become a pipeline for Texas talent as last cycle, Morice Blackwell, a linebacker for Martin committed to Texas. Now, Johnson joins him.
Martin, over the past two seasons with Johnson as their linebacker, has gone 21-4. While that’s amazing, Johnson really just has one thing on his mind for his final season in Arlington.
“I want to win State.”
After going undefeated in district play, Martin knocked off Richardson and subsequently Lewisville in the post-season. They then met the eventual 6A D1 runner-up, Southlake Carroll. Quinn Ewers threw three touchdown passes in that game en route to a 30-26 victory.
Before he arrives in Austin, Johnson has one more year at Martin and is determined to live by coach Sarkisian's mantra, all gas, no brakes.
When he does finally make his presence known at Texas, he has a few simple goals for his time on the 40 Acres.
“I want to go there and be a major impact from the start and be the best teammate and player I can be,” Johnson said.
Trevell Johnson may just have three-stars on the 247Sports Composite, but he’s one of the more polished three-star prospects you’ll ever see. He’s an absolute ballhawk and is a magnet to whoever has the ball at all times. Whether on defense or special teams, he’s always making a play when needed.
Johnson wants Texas fans to know a few things about him upon his arrival in Austin.
“I’m a hardworking person and y’all won’t get nothing but the best from me.”