LSU Football: 4 Reasons Why 5-Star WR Tyron Johnson Will Sign with the Tigers

Carter Bryant@carterthepowerContributor IJune 4, 2014

LSU Football: 4 Reasons Why 5-Star WR Tyron Johnson Will Sign with the Tigers

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    LSU wide receiver target Tyron Johnson
    LSU wide receiver target Tyron JohnsonCredit: Geaux247

    LSU 2015 recruiting target Tyron Johnson is smooth. 

    He makes defenders miss while making it look so easy. His highlight tape has a tendency to drop jaws. There will be even more ankle-breaking footage as soon as he enters his senior season at Warren Easton High School in New Orleans. 

    Johnson will not blow you away with speed, but his natural football instincts and ball skills are impressive. He is potentially a less physical but more explosive version of LSU's leading receiver from last season, Jarvis Landry. 

    The Tigers will make a strong push for Johnson. Though Les Miles made huge strides at receiver in the 2014 class, a 5-star talent like Johnson cannot be overlooked.

    The 247Sports Crystal Ball Projection has LSU as an overwhelming favorite to nab Johnson, but the experts at 247Sports have Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Georgia in hot pursuit. 

    Here are four reasons why Johnson will eventually wear the purple and gold of LSU.

Cam Cameron

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    LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron
    LSU offensive coordinator Cam CameronJonathan Bachman/Associated Press

    LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron should get a cut of Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry's rookie paychecks. 

    Cameron fine-tuned the LSU passing attack in his first season in Baton Rouge. Beckham Jr. and Landry both eclipsed 1,000 yards receiving, which helped them to become early-round picks in the 2014 NFL draft.

    Most elite recruits want to go to the NFL. Tyron Johnson will see what Cameron did in just one year with Beckham Jr. and Landry and want to play for the coach.


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    There are few perks of life better than having those close to you, well...close to you.

    Johnson, a New Orleans native, is no more than a two-hour drive to Baton Rouge, which makes it easy for his loved ones to visit him in school and see him play. Traffic on I-10 can be a pain sometimes, but it is better than a three-hour flight or 13-hour drive to Lubbock, Texas.

New Orleans Lineage

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    The LSU coaching staff loves them some New Orleans. 

    Odell Beckham Jr., a New Orleans high school legend at Newman, was just drafted in the first round of the NFL draft. The Tigers' No. 1 receiving recruit in the 2014 class, Malachi Dupre, also hails from The Big Easy. 

    Johnson will see the past New Orleans stars, at all positions, who have flourished under Les Miles. This will be a massive part of the recruiting pitch the coaching staff will make to him. 

    He has a great relationship with past LSU recruits from the area. The above video shows Dupre presenting him an invitation to the coveted Nike "The Opening" camp.


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    Former LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu celebrates the 2011 SEC Championship triumph over Georgia with head coach Les Miles.
    Former LSU DB Tyrann Mathieu celebrates the 2011 SEC Championship triumph over Georgia with head coach Les Miles.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

    Players want to win. All Les Miles has done at LSU is win. 

    It may not be pretty at times, but he gets the job done. People love being a part of a winning team. The championship atmosphere that surrounds LSU's team is hard to deny.

    Johnson, like any other recruit, probably wants to win championships wherever he goes. The Tigers are, at the very least, in contention to do that for years to come, despite the growing talent level in the arduous SEC. 


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    Credit: Geaux247

    Decisions. Decisions. 

    Johnson has offers from across the country. However, at LSU, the 5-star prospect has a chance to be the best while playing against the best under some of the best coaches in his home state near his home city. 

    Now that is hard to beat. 

    This tempting thought process will probably surface in Johnson's head a few times, but so will playing in Kliff Kingsbury's pass-friendly offense at Texas Tech or at Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green's old stomping ground in Georgia. 

    Predicting where a teenager signs to play his college football is a crapshoot. Ultimately, Johnson will make the decision that is best for him.

    Yet with LSU's recent wave of skill-position players from New Orleans, expect Johnson to be a Tiger next season.

    * Rankings and additional recruiting information via 247Sports. Follow Carter Bryant on Twitter @CarterthePower