Recruiting: Booker T. Washington WR Tyrese Johnson commits to Arizona

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KIPP-Booker T. Washington’s Tyrese Johnson committed Monday to Arizona, becoming the 17th overall pledge for head coach Kevin Sumlin for the 2021 class.

The three-star wide receiver joins a pair of locals also committed to the Wildcats ’21 class – De La Salle running back Montrell Johnson and Holy Cross linebacker Kolbe Cage.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Johnson snared 40 passes for 832 yards (20.8 yards per catch) and eight touchdowns in 2019. He is talented enough to have drawn offers in basketball from Georgetown, UAB and Stephen F. Austin. Johnson is the 14th overall prospect in Louisiana in the 2021 class and the sixth rated receiver in the state in a loaded class.

A big-play threat with an outstanding catching radius, Johnson high points balls and wins on 50/50 catches. He has reliable hands and great confidence.

Johnson also considered offers from Florida State, Colorado, Memphis, Arkansas, Houston, Miami, Kansas, La. Tech, Louisville, Tulane, Tennessee, SMU, UCF, Miss. State, Virginia, SLU and South Alabama.

Arizona tight ends and inside receivers’ coach Theron Aych, a native of Zachary, La., handled the recruiting.

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Rene Nadeau


Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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