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TCU flips 4-star Texas recruit Quentin Johnston

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Johnston is the No. 13 receiver in the country per 247 Sports.

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TCU made a major move in the recruiting arena late Monday night, flipping Texas wide receiver commit Quentin Johnston. He made the announcement via his Snapchat.

According to his Snap, Johnston plans to sign with the Frogs when the Early Signing Period opens on Wednesday.

Johnston is a huge pickup for the Frogs, quite literally. Standing at 6-foot-4 and 180 pounds, he provides a big target for Max Duggan to throw to, alongside Tevailance Hunt (6-3) and John Stephens Jr. (6-5). His commitment bumps TCU’s 2020 class from No. 42 in the country to No. 28.

According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Johnston is rated as a high 4-star recruit, and is the No. 69 overall recruit in the 2020 class. He’s also the No. 13 receiving recruit, and the No. 9 overall recruit from Texas (including the No. 3 receiver from the state). He held offers from TCU, Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Nebraska, and Arizona, among others.

He immediately becomes TCU’s highest-rated recruit for the 2020 class, and is the fourth wide receiver to commit to the class, joining Caleb Medford, Blake Nowell, and JUCO recruit Danny Gray.

Meanwhile, it seems as though outside wide receivers coach Malcolm Kelly is having a significant impact on the recruiting trail in less than a year on the job for the Frogs. Hired in March of this year, Kelly has helped put together a fantastic group of receivers in the 2020 class. He also had something to say on Twitter following Johnston’s flip to the good guys.

Johnson has the chance to be a record-setting receiver in purple and white. Here’s a snippet from an evaluation from Charles Power of 247 Sports:

A long-strider with top-end speed. Excels on vertical routes. Has the top gear to blow by opposing corners or take a quick hitch to the house. Plays in an offense with a simplified route tree and will need to refine his route-running skills at the next level. Has the ability to track the ball downfield and make some outstanding catches but will need to continue improving the consistency of his hands. A prospect with a very high physical ceiling, Johnston has the upside of an impact Power 5 wide receiver with the ability to develop into an early round draft pick.

So celebrate this double-win in recruiting, Frog fans. Wednesday can’t get here soon enough.