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Is Five-Star Receiver Tyron Johnson Heading To OSU?

Is former five-star recruit Tyron Johnson, who played as a freshman at LSU, heading to Oklahoma State?

Oklahoma State fans have been hopeful that transferring LSU wide receiver Tyron Johnson would end up in Stillwater with the Cowboys. Johnson made the announcement late last week that he was transferring and had obtained his release.

The five-star recruit in the class of 2015 out of Warren Easton High School in New Orleans had monster stats – 181 receptions for 3,022 yards  and 34 touchdowns combined in his senior and junior seasons.

Thursday hope sprang again in Oklahoma State's favor as some traffic on Johnson's Twitter account (@_TBJXIII) was suspicious in the Cowboys direction. 

After Johnson tweeted two messages "Blessed" and then "God is defending you in battles you don't know about," he re-tweeted a message from Cowboy wide receiver Jalen McCleskey's father J.J., "The 504 Boys!!!" The McCleskeys and the Johnsons know each other. In fact, it was the Johnsons that turned Jalen and his dad onto Oklahoma State in recruiting. 

Honestly, over the past week talk had kind of diminished about Johnson heading to OSU, a school that had recruited him aggressively when he was in high school, along with other Big 12 rivals like Texas Tech and OU. All were mentioned. Also, Kansas was supposedly in the mix as his high school coach, Tony Hunt, had gone on staff for the Jayhawks as the running backs coach.

Now, it looks like the "504 Boys" might mean a Louisiana addition to Oklahoma State.

Last season, as a freshman at LSU, Johnson caught nine passes while playing in nine games with 150 receiving yards and two touchdowns, including a 61-yard touchdown catch against Western Kentucky. As mentioned, he had huge stats in high school with 94 receptions for 1,589 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior.

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