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Former 5-Star LSU Wide Receiver to Transfer, OSU Appears in Mix

Is OSU about to land a big time transfer?

NCAA Football: Auburn at Louisiana State Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

LSU sophomore wide Receiver Tyron Johnson was granted a release for his transfer from the Tigers’ program on Tuesday. Now, why is this a big deal for OSU? Well, it appears that OSU may be in prime position to snag Johnson.

Johnson, a former 5* recruit and the 2nd-ranked wide receiver in the 2015 recruiting class, had Oklahoma State and Texas Tech in his top 2 before surprising everyone and picking LSU at the Under Armor All-American Game. Johnson’s father told Ross Dellenger of The Advocate that Tyron is seeking a “more wide-open offense.”

OSU definitely has that.

In that article, Johnson’s father expects his son to make a decision “by next week.” With such a quick turnaround, you could assume that he already has his eyes on another school. But why are we assuming it could be OSU? Well, take a look at his most recent Twitter follows.

While he hasn’t announced a leader or any potential suitor, he clearly appears interested in the Cowboys, especially when you consider his high school recruitment. Oh, and he’s apparently friends with OSU receiver Jalen McCleskey.

All of this considered, I’d expect OSU has as good a shot as any to land the immensely-talented receiver. He would have to sit out a year, per NCAA rules, but he would be right in line to earn a starting job in 2017 with Marcell Ateman graduating.

Check out some of his high school highlights, and try not to get your hopes up too high.