A speedy receiver ... Saw his first significant action in 2011.
2011 (Freshman): Saw extensive action on special teams and earned his first varsity letter.
High School: Attended Cypress Ridge HS in Houston, Texas, where he was coached by Gary Theibaud ... Another Cowboy with a long offer sheet and a blazing 40 time ... Ranked as one of the top 100 players in Texas by Rivals, where he checked in at No. 63 after playing receiver as a junior and quarterback as a senior ... That service rated him No. 54 among America's receivers ... A SuperPrep all-region selection as the No. 95 player in Texas ... A Texas Football top 300 pick and a top 20 wideout in the Lone Star State by that publication ... A SuperPrep preseason top 100 in Texas ... District MVP his senior year ... Senior numbers included 485 rushing yards, 412 receiving yards and all-district honors as a kick returner after leading the league in that category ... Had 690 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns as a junior ... During his prep career at various times he played receiver, running back, quarterback, safety and kick returner ... Member of the A-B honor roll ... Involved with the ultimate frisbee club.
Personal: Kevin Joseph Johnson was born Oct. 16, 1991 in Houston, Texas ... Son of Valencia and Kevin Johnson ... A cousin of standout NFL running back Clinton Portis ... Arizona, Arkansas, Illinois and Minnesota were among his suitors ... Had nearly 30 scholarship offers.