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Arizona “Bayou Cats” Continue Cajun Style Recruiting Class with New Orleans WR Tyrese Johnson Committing


The Arizona Wildcats added their third recruit from New Orleans today to their Class of 2021 commits with the pledge of 3-star receiver Tyrese Johnson of Booker T. Washington High School.

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Johnson, 6-foot-1 and 190 pounds, is the Wildcats’ 17th verbal commitment of the Class of 2021. The other commitments from New Orleans are outside linebacker Kolbe Cage of Holy Cross High School (the first to commit to Arizona on May 5) and running back Montrell Johnson Jr. of De La Salle High School.

Johnson, the first receiver to commit to Arizona in this class, reportedly chose the Wildcats over an impressive list of suitors including Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Mississippi State, Tennessee and Colorado.

After a heavy start to recruiting defensive players, coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff have received commitments from four offensive players this month, including three consecutively with CDO running back Stevie Rocker Jr., Richmond (Ill.) Richmond-Burton offensive tackle Luke Eckardt and Tyrese Johnson.

The class consists of 10 defensive players and seven on offense. Here is a complete list:

Arizona Football Class of 2021 Commits

PosNameHt/WtHS/JCCommitted
OLBJackson Bailey6-1/220Red Oak (TX) HS5/8/2020
RBJames Bohls 6-0/195San Clemente (CA) HS8/23/2020
DTEvan Branch-Haynes6-2/270S.F. Sacred Heart HS6/7/2020
OLBKolbe Cage6-0/205New Orleans Holy Cross HS5/5/2020
CBJavione Carr5-11/160Arlington (TX) Sam Houston HS9/10/2020
OT Luke Eckardt6-7/265Richmond (IL) Richmond-Burton HS7/17/2020
ILBDJ Fryar6-3/205Steilacoom (WA) HS7/4/2020
DEKevon Garcia 6-2/215Houston Dekaney HS6/15/2020
OCJT Hand6-3/285Mission VIejo (CA) HS5/31/2020
DEJa'Quez Harvey6-4/245Los Angeles Locke HS7/28/2020
SDalton Johnson5-10/180Katy (TX) HS6/15/2020
RBMontrell Johnson Jr.5-11/200New Orleans De La Salle HS7/6/2020
WRTyrese Johnson6-1/190New Orleans Booker T. Washington HS7/20/2020
ATHLogan Kraut 6-2/190Santa Rosa (CA) Carrillo HS7/12/2020
QB Clay Millen6-3/188Snoqualmie (WA) Mt. Si HS6/19/2020
CBJakelyn Morgan6-1/175Tyler (TX) Legacy HS8/27/2020
DEAlex Navarro-Silva 6-5/220Riverside (CA) CC 6/27/2020
ILBKC Ossai6-1.222Conroe (TX) Oak Ridge HS8/2/2020
OTCade Parrish 6-5/295Snow College (UT) CC8/1/2020
DEJa'Marian Peterson6-3/238New Orleans De La Salle HS7/26/2020
TE/QBColby Powers 6-4/235Klein Collins (TX) HS6/26/2020
RBStevie Rocker Jr.6-0/185CDO HS7/16/2020
ILBMatthew Weerts6-2/217Batavia (IL) HS6/22/2020


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