Marquis Johnson, WR recruit out of Texas, announces SEC commitment
Marquis Johnson, a wide receiver out of Dickinson, Texas, has committed to play in the SEC.
Johnson, who is not yet rated by the 247Sports Composite and has a reported 23 offers, committed to Missouri after he was recruited by Blake Baker. The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete is a Missouri legacy. His father, Domonique Johnson, played 2 years at cornerback for the Tigers during the 2005 and 2006 seasons before transferring to Jackson State, according to Power Mizzou.
Johnson reportedly received recent offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Washington State and SMU.
Johnson is the fifth overall commitment for Missouri in the 2023 class and first wide receiver pledge.
Rock M Nation offered some analysis about the commitment:
While he’s unranked by many of the major recruiting services, it’s easy to see why Johnson has racked up a number of Division I offers in the past few weeks. His speed is the first thing that stands out in his reel, speed which he pairs with some elusiveness in the open field. He’s not the biggest wideout in the world and his route-running could use some work, but he’s able to operate in open space.
This feels like an upside play, especially once Johnson gets into a college weight room. If he’s able to fine tune his skill set, his natural athleticism should be a boon to Drinkwitz’s playmaking offense. Hopefully, Mizzou getting in early on a fast-riser pays dividends a few years down the road.
— ₃ (@_SpeedyQuis) June 13, 2022
Here are his highlights from Hudl: