Johnson Down to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State? According to the Times-Picayune, it appears that top five receiver in the nation is down to Texas Tech and Oklahoma State as his college choice:
TTU Commits in HS All-Star Games; Gilmore Honored
A couple of Texas Tech commits and a Texas Tech target are playing in some high school all-star games, plus recent Texas Tech commit Lonzell Gilmore was named his district's defensive MVP.
Johnson's statement Oklahoma State and Texas Tech being his top two teams going into his announcement that is set to take place during the game on January 2 had many talking once his interview went public. While many LSU fans were shocked at the news, it's important to note that Johnson goes by the beat of his own drum.
Throughout his recruitment he has named multiple programs as his leader. Johnson is respectful of media wanting to write updates on his recruitment, but has also tried to keep his true intentions to himself. It will be hard convincing any LSU fan to relax as his decision nears, especially after last year's roller coaster ride during the Under Armour All-America Game where many LSU targets that were believed to be leaning towards the Tigers chose other programs. But LSU is still in a good position to land the state's top prospect.
There is an accompanying video there where Johnson talks about the process and what he likes about OSU, TTU and LSU. I commented yesterday that I thought it would be tough to pull Johnson away from home, that's always a tough thing to do in the first place, but it seems as if Johnson is intent on leaving the New Orleans area. It should be noted that Johnson is still scheduled to make his visit to Oklahoma State on January 16th and LSU on January 23rd. I would guess that this might change if he does commit during the game on January 2nd, but you never know.
As you all have discussed in the comments, it doesn't hurt to have Breiden Fehoko and Johnson rooming together during this Under Armour All-American game:
Miscellaneous. LAJ's Don Williams has some suggestions to shorten the game, spurred on I suppose by this Associated Press article about how the game average is 3:23, which is up 14 minutes in comparison to 2008 . . .