Ex-LSU WR Tyron Johnson announces transfer to Oklahoma State

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(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

It looks like Tyron Johnson is headed to the Big 12.

A week after announcing his intention to transfer from LSU, the former five-star recruit announced Friday that he plans to continue his career at Oklahoma State.

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Johnson, a sophomore wide receiver, caught nine passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns in his only season at LSU. His father told The Advocate that his son enjoyed his time at LSU, but just wasn’t a fit in the Tigers’ offense. Tyron sought out a “more wide open offense,” instead.

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Oklahoma State, which runs a spread offense that consistently puts up big numbers, certainly fits that billing. Johnson was also familiar with OSU from his high school recruitment.

“Oklahoma State has a lot to offer me,” Johnson told the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I really like their staff and their offense is exactly what I was looking for. They were the school I initially thought of when I decided that transferring was the best option for me and I’m glad everything worked out.”

Johnson chose OSU after a recent visit. He also visited UTSA, where former LSU assistant Frank Wilson is now head coach. Johnson, the second-best receiver and No. 11 overall prospect in the 2015 recruiting class, said he also received interest from “Miami, Nebraska, Texas Tech, North Carolina and Kansas.”

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At OSU, Johnson will have to sit out the 2016 to meet NCAA transfer requirements. He could make an instant impact in 2017 when the Cowboys lose seniors Marcell Ateman, Jhajuan Seales and Austin Hays. Junior James Washington could also be a potential early entrant to the NFL Draft.

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