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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 Signees

OLBJackson Bailey6-1/220Red Oak (TX)
RBJames Bohls 6-0/195San Clemente (CA)
DTEvan Branch-Haynes6-2/270S.F. Sacred Heart
OLBKolbe Cage6-0/205New Orleans Holy Cross
CBJavione Carr5-11/160Arlington (TX) Sam Houston
OT Luke Eckardt6-7/265Richmond (IL) Richmond-Burton
ILBDJ Fryar6-3/205Steilacoom (WA)
DEKevon Garcia 6-2/215Houston (TX) Dekaney
OCJT Hand6-3/285Mission VIejo (CA)
SDalton Johnson5-10/180Katy (TX)
ATHLogan Kraut 6-2/190Santa Rosa (CA) Carrillo
CBJakelyn Morgan6-1/175Tyler (TX) Legacy
DEAlex Navarro-Silva 6-5/220Riverside (CA) CC
TE/QBColby Powers 6-4/235Klein Collins (TX)
RBStevie Rocker Jr.6-0/185CDO
ILBMatthew Weerts6-2/217Batavia (IL)
SIsaiah Taylor5-11/195Fort Lauderdale (FL) St. Thomas Aquinas
ATHAnthony Simpson 5-10/180Pawling (NY) Bloomfield

FOLLOW @JAVIERJMORALES ON TWITTER! publisher, writer and editor Javier Morales is a former Arizona Press Club award winner. He is a former Arizona Daily Star beat reporter for the Arizona basketball team, including when the Wildcats won the 1996-97 NCAA title. He has also written articles for, Bleacher Report, Lindy’s Sports,, The Arizona Republic, Sporting News and Baseball America, among many other publications. He has also authored the book “The Highest Form of Living”, which is available at Amazon.

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