Second-best Oklahoma receiver Denver Johnson commits to Iowa State


It looks like Allen Lazard will soon have talented company around him after Denver Johnson was the 10th prospect in Iowa State football recruiting to commit to the team on Monday.

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Johnson announced his decision on Twitter with the #CyclONEnation hashtag and a self-portrait of himself. It was then updated by @Cy_Coach (pictured above).

As of July 31st, Kansas State was still in the running to pick up the 3-star prospect. Shortly after Johnson committed to Tulsa on June 8th, Iowa State gave him an offer on June 10th. Maybe pulling the trigger a little bit too fast on a commitment, Johnson then decommitted from the Golden Hurricanes nine days after he committed.

Finally, he decided to join the Cyclones, making him another big pickup in the recruiting scene. He’s the 13th best athlete in Oklahoma and the second-best wide receiver prospect in the state.

Nearly all of the recent recruits picked up by Iowa State have improved their overall class of 2015 stock. Three of the last four pickups since July 22nd that are rated 82 or higher by 247Sports, giving the team hope that they won’t be finishing at the bottom of the Big 12 recruiting rankings for once.

NewsOK gives us Johnson’s stats from his junior season in high school at Casady in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and a quote from him on what he does out on the field.

"Last season, he caught 39 passes for 506 yards and five touchdowns in a pass-first offense.“I love being able to compete, the trash talk with DBs and being able to make plays,” Johnson said. “When it comes down to it, we’re going to throw it. I just like to be that guy we’re going to throw it to and help my team.”"

Johnson checks in at 6-foot-3 and 212 pounds with a 40-yard dash time of 4.59 seconds. Here’s a video of the 1/2 Team Camp Highlights from Hudl — and of course there’s more for your viewing pleasure over there.