LSU among SEC schools vying for in-state Tyron Johnson's services
Tyron Johnson is the name on most SEC recruiters’ boards right now.
The five-star wide receiver from the state of Louisiana is the top target in the state and is available for the taking for several SEC schools.
Johnson holds offers from Mississippi State, Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Ole Miss, Tennessee, LSU and Texas A&M. The New Orleans native has taken an official visit to Auburn and has an official visit to LSU scheduled. Now that his prep career is done, however, Johnson said it’s time to get serious about his recruitment.
“It’s big business now,” Johnson told the New Orleans Times-Picayune after Warren Easton lost in the state title game last weekend. “I really have to focus on my future, my recruiting and make a great decision.”
Johnson is expected to announce his decision at the Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2. His official visit to LSU comes in late January, two weeks before National Signing Day.
A 6-foot-1, 191-pounds, the Warren Easton standout possesses great athleticism outside and is talented getting chunk yards after the catch. Johnson has a great ability to change direction to compliment his 4.52 40-yard dash time. Coming off a junior campaign in which he totaled 1,433 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns on 87 receptions, the senior needs to improve his route running in order to work against more talented cornerbacks at the next level.
As Johnson’s recruitment continues, three SEC schools made his five finalists.
“LSU, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Georgia and Auburn are my top five in no particular order,” Johnson said.
His high school career may be finished, but Johnson is continuing to work leading up to his appearance in the Under Armour All-American game.
The five-star heralded receiver is destined for a standout SEC career, the question will be where.