High school football got off to a flying start on Thursday night. Throughout the weekend, some of the best prospects in the country played in the state of Texas.
Sadly, the season is over for one of the Longhorns’ top defensive recruits from the 2022 class after just one game back on the field.
Arlington Martin’s Trevell Johnson announced he will be forgoing his senior season due to an injury Monday morning. The three-star linebacker is planning on getting surgery.
Whether or not he will enroll early and be on Texas’ campus just after the New Year is yet to be known.
You can read his full statement via Twitter here:
I will be forgoing my senior season due to an injury that requires surgery. It is in my best interest to do what’s best for me right now and that is to focus on my physical health, school and future.
Martin’s defense takes a major blow with Johnson out for the year. The three-star linebacker was the leading tackler last season with 109. His sophomore season saw 99 tackles and 12 tackles for a loss.
After opening the season up with a loss to Lake Travis, the Warriors were expected to push through for another playoff run. Losing someone like Johnson severely hurts the chances.
Luckily, there is still plenty of talent on the field. Four-star edge and Stanford commit Ernest Cooper should be the star of the front seven, while 2023 five-star cornerback Javien Toviano is one of the best corners in the country.
For Texas, they now have two 2022 commits who will not be playing their senior season of high school football. Four-star running back Jaydon Blue announced in May he would not be playing for Klein Cain to prepare for the next level. For Johnson, his case is different with an injury causing the opt-out.