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Ex-LSU WR Tyron Johnson transfers to Oklahoma State

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Earlier this month, former five-star wide receiver Tyron Johnson announced he had been granted his release from LSU and would be transferring. Now, he has found his new home and he will heading to play for Mike Gundy and the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Johnson spoke with James Smith of The New Orleans Times-Picayune and talked about how the Cowboys were already after him pretty hard during his recruiting process.

Oklahoma State has a lot to offer me,” Johnson said. “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 was hit with a ton of interest upon his release from the Tigers as programs like Miami, Nebraska, Texas Tech, North Carolina and Kansas all showed interest in him. However, he landed with the Cowboys, who have the explosive offense he wants to be a part of.

“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.”

Tyron Johnson recorded 150 yards and two touchdowns on just nine receptions last year. He will have three years of eligibility left starting in 2017.

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