Four-Star Cornerback Lorando Johnson Includes OSU Among Final Four, Changes Mind

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Written by Kyle Boone

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.

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.

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.