On Thursday morning, LSU receiver Tyron Johnson announced his decision to transfer on Twitter.
3️⃣ out #foreverLSU pic.twitter.com/UIa7OmqyAs— Tyron Billy-Johnson (@_TBJXIII) August 11, 2016
As a true freshman last year, Johnson had nine catches for 150 yards and two touchdowns at LSU. According to reports, LSU has released him to transfer to any school not in the SEC. He is reportedly looking to play in a more wide open offense.
If he were to transfer to another Division 1 school, he would have to sit out 2016 per NCAA transfer rules.
Johnson was consensus national top-5 receiver in the 2015 class out of Warren-Easton High School in New Orleans, LA. If that sounds familiar to you, it’s because KU running backs coach Tony Hull was Johnson’s head coach there.
Add that to the Air Raid offense that David Beaty wants to run, and Kansas might actually be under consideration.
Johnson was heavily recruited by Oklahoma State and Texas Tech, and was expected to sign with one of those two schools before a late push by LSU. Other names thrown out there for various reasons include Clemson, Miami FL, Nebraska, UTSA, and Tulane.
He is reportedly aiming to make a decision sometime next week.