By CODY WORSHAM
Tiger Rag Editor
Sophomore wideout Tyron Johnson is transferring from LSU, he announced on Twitter Thursday afternoon.
A former five-star prospect and the No. 2 receiver in the 2015 signing class, Johnson grabbed nine passes for 150 yards and two scores as a freshman, including a 5 catch, 83 yard performance against Ole Miss late in the year.
“I would like to thank LSU and the great coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for them at the highest level of college football,” Johnson wrote on Twitter, “and I would like to thank my family and fans for supporting me during my time at LSU.”
“I will miss my brothers and playing in Death Valley,” he added, before noting he had been granted his release and would transfer.
Johnson was a five-star out of Warren Easton in 2015, ranked No. 11 nationally and the No. 1 player in Louisiana. He tallied 94 receptions for 1,589 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior.
Johnson began fall camp practicing in the afternoon group, ostensibly behind Malachi Dupre, Travin Dural, and D.J. Chark on the depth chart, while battling Jazz Ferguson, Dee Anderson, and a number of other players for the fourth receiver spot. He joins Trey Quinn and John Diarse as receivers to transfer from the program since the 2015 season ended.