There may not be much room for notoriety among the Big 12 quarterbacks as long as Sam Bradford, Colt McCoy, Boo Griffin, Todd Reesing, Zac Robinson, and Taylor Potts are still in the saddle, but Texas A&M's Jerrod Johnson has all of the tools to make the Aggies a strong contender in the Big 12 South.
Despite only having to beat out a raw, converted wide receiver for the starting quarterback job, Johnson showed last year why he was a dual threat from under center.
As a redshirt freshman in 2007, Johnson only saw the field eight times. Of those eight times, he led the mediocre Aggies offense to touchdown drives six times.
Last year, in a loss to Miami, Johnson threw for 275 yards and one touchdown.
He would go on to struggle in other big-time games, tossing six interceptions against Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, and Baylor.
With more experience under his belt and another year under head coach Mike Sherman's tutelage, Johnson is a prime candidate for a breakout season.
All eyes will be on College Station on Oct. 3 as the Johnson-led Aggies will face their first true test of the season in the resurgent Arkansas Razorbacks.