On Monday, alarms again rang through the wide valleys of ASU Twitter signaling a commitment was on its way.
— Fred Gammage III (@Fred_Gammage) June 25, 2018
Almost 10 hours later, Tolleson Union High School wide receiver Andre Johnson (no relation to the former NFL star) made his announcement via Twitter.
During his junior season at Tolleson, Johnson tallied 33 catches for 642 yards and seven touchdowns and also managed to run a 23.70-second 200-meter dash as part of the school’s track and field team.
His Hudl page says that he runs a 4.57 40-yard dash, has a 30.5-inch vertical and can bench press 225-pounds.
In a recent interview with Sun Devil Source, Johnson said the same person that set off the alarms helped bring him to Tempe.
“(Recruiting assistant) Fred Gammage is pretty cool,” Johnson said. “He’s like a young guy so it’s easy to relate to him. He keeps it real, tell you what you need to work on and get better at. There’ve been some other colleges that have wanted me but none of them are really what I’m looking for.”
Johnson attended ASU’s passing camps at the beginning June and got the attention of many of ASU’s coaches. With their eyes focused in on him, Sun Devil Source wrote, Johnson snagged in a late touchdown catch.
The next day, ASU offered him.
The soon-to-be high school senior visited Tempe on April 20 and said that the ASU coaches have been around him constantly.
“There’ve been some other colleges that have wanted me but none of them are really what I’m looking for,” he told Sun Devil Source.
Johnson is the Devils eighth 2019 commit and the fourth from Arizona.
Quarterback Ethan Long was the first to give his commitment, followed up by quarterback Joey Yellen, offensive lineman Roman DeWys, athlete Ty DeArman, wide receiver Ricky Pearsall Jr, linebacker Connor Soelle and offensive lineman LaDarius Henderson.
Here are Johnson’s highlights from his junior season at Tolleson: