AUSTIN – TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston is on the cusp of a game time decision for No. 4 Horned Frogs at 18, Texas on Saturday night, sources told ESPN.
Johnston injured his ankle in TCU’s first possession at Texas Tech last week. Sources said he didn’t attend TCU practice until Thursday, which limited his practice this week.
As for the program, expectations remain that Johnston will warm up and play, but his status appears to be based on how he’s feeling Saturday night. TCU (9-0) against the Longhorns (6-3) he’s a 7-point underdog.
Johnston has emerged as one of the most explosive and dynamic wide receivers in the country, having caught touchdown passes in four straight games before an early exit against Texas Tech. He’s ESPN NFL Draft Analyst Mel on his Kuiper’s big board because he’s soaring to No. 20 and is Kuiper’s fourth-ranked wide his receiver in the end. may rise.
One of the reasons Johnston has risen on the draft board is because he fits the archetype of an NFL receiver at 6’4″ and 215 pounds and maintains top-end speed for his size. For the season, Johnston has 42 catches for 650 yards.
Johnston caught Kansas on 14 catches for 206 yards and grabbed eight balls for 180 yards the following week against Oklahoma State.
He earned First Team All-Big 12 honors in 2021 after compiling 634 receiving yards as a sophomore. Johnston was once verbally committed to Texas, but he was late to TCU in December 2019 after successive changes in the Texas coaching staff.