Tyron Johnson’s time in Baton Rouge is finished.
The sophomore wide receiver announced his intentions to transfer from the program on Thursday via Twitter.
“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 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. I have been granted my release and will be transferring,” Johnson tweeted.
Johnson arrived at LSU as part of the 2015 class ranked as a 5-star prospect, the nation’s No. 5 wide receiver and the state of Louisiana’s No. 1-ranked prospect, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.
The New Orleans native played in nine games last season, catching nine passes for 150 yards and two touchdowns.
The news shouldn’t come as too much of a blow to the LSU receiving corps, which returns Malachi Dupre and Travin Dural. The Tigers also added talented freshmen Stephen Sullivan (4-star), Drake Davis (4-star) and Dee Anderson (4-star) in this year’s recruiting class.