Lyndell Johnson Talks About OSU Commitment

Lyndell Johnson made his commitment to Oklahoma State over the weekend but after that there wasn't any elaboration from the talented 6-4, 197-pound safety out of traditional power Plano East High School in Texas. finally caught up with Johnson on Monday afternoon to visit with him about his commitment to the Cowboys.

Johnson said he made the trip to Stillwater on Saturday with his father and his good friend (feels like cousin) Desmond Roland III, a talented running back and wide receiver out of Lake Highlands High School in Dallas.

Johnson is not a big talker and has not been a real demonstrative recruit, prefering a lower profile and just to get his recruitment done. That is not easy when the likes of Arizona, Arkansas, Baylor, Kansas, LSU, Nebraska, Missouri, Notre Dame, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and others have offered you a scholarship, and you are on the Texas Football magazine Super Team.

"Oh yeah, I'm down to earth, kind of quiet, and I'm not a dude that is going to do a lot of talking," said Johnson, who agreed that he tried to stay very grounded and focused in his recruiting.

He did confirm that he is committed to Oklahoma State and liked what he saw and heard.

"Basically, I was there to look around and get a feel for it and see what I thought," he said of his experience. "I found out that I fit right in, fit in with the players and the coaches.

"I had a chance to meet Orie (Lemon), a linebacker, and Victor (Johnson), a safety. I really got along with both those guys and I could see myself fitting in with them and the other players.

"I talked to them, talked to Coach (Mike) Gundy and Coach (Glenn) Spencer. They had me talk with Terry (Henley), the academics guy. It was all great. I still want to major in criminal justice. The facilities are great, oh yeah, they are nice. My dad thought the same thing and he told me he thought I made the right choice. He liked it a lot."

Johnson, who made 72 tackles last season and intercepted three passes also had 35 tackles on varsity as a sophomore and an interception, said the Oklahoma State coaches told him he would play the combo linebacker/safety position known in the OSU defense as the "star" linebacker.

Johnson revealed that our measurements for him are off. He is now 197 pounds with a 6-4 frame.

He said he is in summer school and working out right now. The summer school is to get him ahead in school leading into his senior season. He said it presents him an option to graduate early but he is not sure if he will take that route.

The route he says he is taking is the one next year at sometime up I-35 to Oklahoma State.

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