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Tyron Johnson Enrolls At OSU

Tyron Johnson has enrolled at Oklahoma State. The former LSU Tiger wide receiver will redshirt this season but have three years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2017 season.

The LSU media guide starts Tyron Johnson's bio, "Electrifying with the ball in his hands after the catch... Possesses the athleticism and skill to line up at any receiver position on the field."

Oklahoma State fans know that Johnson came out of Warren Easton High School in New Orleans with monster stats – 181 receptions for 3,022 receiving yards and 34 touchdowns combined in his senior and junior seasons – and five stars next to his name on recruiting prospect lists.

Now, he will have Oklahoma State next to his name as Johnson (6-1, 189 pounds) has arrived in Stillwater and has enrolled for the fall semester at Oklahoma State. He will be in class on Monday and soon be practicing with the Cowboys. Johnson will have to sit out this upcoming season, but will join the team and then be eligible for the 2017 season after transferring from LSU.

The Twitter traffic in the last 24 hours hinted at this happening. Johnson re-tweeted a tweet from Cowboy receiver Jalen McCleskey's father, J.J., "the 504 Boys!!!" signifying New Orleans area players and that would be Tyron and Jalen. Jalen also re-tweeted the tweet. Later today, Tyron Johnson tweeted a "Pistols Firing" with a picture of himself catching a pass in an OSU uniform. The final step was his enrollment being approved.

Johnson announced his transfer and his acquired release from LSU and head coach Les Miles late last week. Tyron said on his Twitter account (@_TBJXIII) in a tweet that has been taken down that he hated to leave his brothers at LSU and playing in Death Valley. His father explained that Tyron was looking for a college destination where he could be more involved in an offense that was more inclined to pass the football. It's not like he is the first as recently receivers have been leaving LSU.

The thought was, initially, that he would wind up at Oklahoma State (as he is good friends with McCleskey), Texas Tech or Oklahoma. All three schools throw the ball and all were in on Johnson's recruiting down to the wire. His high school coach at Warren Easton, Tony Hull, is now the running backs coach at Kansas. 

When communication diminished between OSU and the Johnsons the thought was he was leaning more to Texas Tech or, perhaps, Kansas. 

Thursday the communication heated up between the Johnsons and Oklahoma State and resulted in Johnson and his father arriving in Stillwater on Friday morning to begin his transfer to Oklahoma State. Go Pokes will strive to find out when the enrollment process concludes and get the news to Cowboys fans.

Last season, as a freshman at LSU, Johnson caught nine passes 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 and had 94 receptions his senior season for 1,589 yards and 17 touchdowns.


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