- Height- 6’4
- Weight- 180
- Hometown- Temple, TX
- High School- Temple
- Class Eligibility- Freshman (2023)
Friday Night Lights
Quentin Johnston is a freshman wide receiver out of Temple, Texas. Johnston ranks as the 14th best wide receiver in this class and the 70th overall National prospect per 247Sports.com and is currently rated as a four-star prospect.
Johnston played varsity in both his junior and senior season and was also a standout basketball player for Temple. While his stats are hard to verify for the Temple Wildcats, he did win a First-Team All-District selection as a junior in 2018. His standout play for Temple though, was enough to get him 11 college offers.
- Notre Dame
- Virginia Tech
He was recruited fairly heavily by all 11 schools and made some visits. He committed to Texas on August 17, 2019. On December 16, 2019, he decided to de-commit from Texas and committed to TCU, signing his commitment letter with them on December 18, 2019.
Texas Christian University
Quentin Johnston joins the Horned Frogs as already the best receiver on the roster and is the second-highest rated recruit Gary Patterson has brought to the program. With the departure of Reagor, a massive gap has formed for the number one spot at wide receiver. While many of the wide receivers struggled to get the ball last year, freshman quarterback Max Duggan has been getting rave reviews out of high school and could help take this WR core to the next level. Based on current projections, I would imagine Mikel Barkley (X), Dylan Thomas (Y), and Te’Vailance (Z) will be the starters. Johnston should be the backup at the X and Y spots, and I could see him winning the battle with camps opening this month for most colleges.
Watching Johnston play a few things stand out very quickly. He is quick off the line, and his top-end speed is up with the top of this class. He is a long strider, and it’s evident with how quickly he can move by defenders. Johnston has soft hands when catching the ball and can contort his body from different angles to catch the ball. If you like big wide receivers who are among the best at contested catches, get ready to watch this guys highlights on Saturdays. I would like to see him add some more weight, which likely will happen through his college career and expand his route tree.
Top end speed
Johnston is quick off the line here and quickly eats up yards with his long stride. In just ten steps, Johnston is already past his defender, who started by giving him a 10-yard cushion. That is game-changing speed.
Contested catch/high point
I love how Johnston uses his basketball and track and field background here to go up and high point this ball. This will be big for him on Saturdays, and I think he will be one of the more fun players to watch moving forward going up and getting the ball.
Quentin Johnston does not have a devy ADP per devywatch.com. While understandable as he is an underrated prospect. I would take him over some of the last wide receivers on the list. In my ranks, he sits as my 60th wide receiver, which would bring him in at an ADP of around 120. Johnston will go into a typically pass friendly offense in TCU and has a young quarterback to grow with. Being in the Big 12 will help some as well, where they typically play “bad defense.” I would like to see Johnston expand his route tree some, and that should come with him likely becoming the top WR option for the TCU Horned Frogs no later than 2021. He has the potential and skill to progress into an NFL first-round talent, and profiles to be like Tee Higgins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside.
That completes my devy profile on WR Quentin Johnston. If you’d like to see more of my work you can follow me on twitter @SportsfanaticMB. You can also hear me on my podcast the Fantasy Football Roundtable where we discuss all the latest NFL news and prospects.