BREAKING: Former Five-star Receiver Transferring to Oklahoma State

first_imgFormer five-star receiver Tyron Johnson, who announced he was transferring from LSU recently, confirmed to The Times-Picayunne Friday that he will be transferring to Oklahoma State. He even made it official on his twitter account:Pistols firing???? pic.twitter.com/xjALO89NLn— 国王 (@_TBJXIII) August 19, 2016After announcing his intent to transfer, Johnson cited a desire to play in ‘a more wide open offense’ as one of his major factors for leaving LSU. And the first school that came to mind during the process? None other than Oklahoma State.“Oklahoma State has a lot to offer me,” Johnson told The Times-Picayunne. “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.”Being a five-star prospect in the class of 2015, he was sought after by [almost] all relevant college football programs in the country. But of course, in this instance, he only had one week to pick a school rather than going through a typical recruiting process. Here’s what he said about going through a shortened version of it this past week:“It was kind of strange going through this process again,” a relieved Johnson said. “It was tough enough the first time and I had a whole year to focus on it. I only had a week this time and I was still fighting through the emotions of leaving LSU, too. It was tough, but I’m glad I got through it and ended up where I wanted to be.”As a freshman last season for LSU, he hauled in 9 passes for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns. Which is [just slightly] a dip below the 181 receptions for 3,022 yards and 34 touchdowns he tallied during his final 2 years at Warren Easton HS. Now he has the offense and opportunity he’s looking for to get back to those video game numbers he’s accustomed to putting up.Johnson will be forced to sit out the upcoming season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, and will be eligible in 2017, where he will have 3 years of eligibility remaining. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more