One of the top cornerbacks in the state of Texas is giving Oklahoma State a serious look.
Four-star prospect Lorando Johnson, the No. 12 player in Texas and the No. 102-ranked player nationally, named a top four on Sunday of Oklahoma State, Nebraska, TCU and Baylor in no particular order.
Then on Monday … he issued the following statement.
Please respect my decision… pic.twitter.com/B2m01WeDt7
— ⁴ (@D1Lando) July 9, 2018
Johnson is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound star from Lancaster High School who is a part of the 2020 classification.
Johnson will be just a junior this upcoming season, however he’s long been on OSU’s radar. In fact, Oklahoma State was the first program to extend him a Division I scholarship offer all the way back in January of 2017. He has made several visits, most recently in January of this year when he proudly donned the orange and black.
— ⁴ (@D1Lando) January 28, 2018
Whether OSU is in his top four yet or not is, apparently, a mystery. But it’s no secret that the Pokes are battling some heavy-hitters to land his services — namely TCU. He told 247Sports recently that TCU was the leader in the clubhouse, namely because of its 4-2-5 scheme.
“You have a chance to get on the field and play,” Johnson said. “I like the confidence they give to their cornerbacks.
“They’re in the Big 12, so that would be a whole bunch of fun.”
Eye-ball emojis at Johnson loving the 4-2-5.
With new defensive coordinator Jim Knowles set to deploy the same scheme as TCU this upcoming season, I expect Oklahoma State will remain a contender to land the highly-touted prospect from Lancaster as he gears up for a breakout junior campaign.