Galveston, Texas, native John Humphrey Jr. received his first Pac-12 football scholarship offer on Wednesday. The 6-foot, 160-pound athlete with a 4.25 40-yard dash time has more than enough speed to keep up with cornerbacks and receivers in the conference.
Humphrey, a Clear Falls High School (League City, Texas) junior, logged into his social media account to find a Facebook message from Colorado recruiting coordinator and wide receivers coach Troy Walters.
"I was shocked. He had messaged me up on Facebook, saying to call him. Once I called him, I heard the good news. I was just excited," Humphrey said of CU's offer in an interview with BuffZone.
He said Colorado has been recruiting him since the beginning of his junior season.
The South Texas burner holds offers from Texas Tech, SMU and Baylor with interest from Texas. Despite all the in-state love, Humphrey is open to playing college football out of state.
"No, not really," Humphrey said when asked if he's planning on staying in Texas. "I'm just open to all schools. I just love football."
Humphrey said he's never been to Colorado, but definitely plans to visit, adding he'd like to attend one of CU's junior days.
Humphrey lined up at multiple positions this past season for the 5-6 Knights, accounting for 945 yards of total offense and six touchdowns.
"I played receiver, corner and some quarterback," he said.
Back to that Pac-12 speed: Humphrey turned in that sparkling 4.25 40 at a Texas Tech camp. He runs track for Clear Falls, sporting a 10.31 in the 100-meter and a 21.4 in the 200. These are numbers that strike fear in Pac-12 defensive coordinators and special teams coaches.
"Everything's quick," Humphrey said of how he likes to play football. "My playing style, I like to keep everything up tempo. I love a fast-paced offense. That's basically it. I just love everything fast."
Humphrey doesn't have a dream school and said he is willing to consider any offer.
"I'm just open, like I said earlier, to any school," Humphrey said. "[I've] never had a dream school. The dream that I have is playing at the next level."
Academically, Humphrey is on track to go into a healthcare field or maybe some day attend dental school. He was excited to talk about dentistry and the tactile arts. Good with his hands, a great sign for a potential college receiver.
"Somewhere in the medical field, maybe an orthodontist, if football doesn't work out," Humphrey said on what he hopes to study. "I'm taking classes for it, when I reach college I'll be familiar with it."
Humphrey is looking to be more of a leader as a senior and improve his strength. He already has multiple marks in the speed and quickness categories on his college football check list.
"[I'm] trying to go to state this year and try to get a whole lot stronger," Humphrey said of his senior goals. "Just encourage my teammates a lot more. Be a leader on the field and off the field."
With the speed he possesses and the way things are going, Humphrey will be juggling more college offers during his final prep campaign. His first Pac-12 offer is from CU signaling the staff identified a 2015 player with elite speed.
The Buffs are in early in the race to land the speedy Galveston product.
Check out Humphrey's junior highlights here.