Recruiting: Texas prep cornerback Lorando Johnson commits to LSU

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The LSU Tigers are making quick work on the recruiting trail, with their second pledge this week for the 2020 football class.

Lorando Johnson (6-0, 181), a cornerback from Lancaster, Texas, was a visitor at the spring game this past weekend. Like new commit Jaden Navarette, Johnson liked what he saw and have his verbal to the LSU staff. He also considered offers from Alabama, Auburn, Baylor, Arizona, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Tulsa, Nebraska, Kansas State, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, North Texas, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, TCU, Ole Miss, Syracuse and SMU.

The Tigers now sit with 11 pledges for the ’20 class. Johnson is the second cornerback in the group and the seventh from the defensive side of the ball. Corey Raymond and Bill Busch were responsible for his recruitment.

Johnson, who possesses 4.45 speed, also is a dangerous punt returner. He has great timing coming off the edge in blitz packages, anticipation in coverage, high football IQ and good hips in transition. Johnson can mirror a receiver throughout his route and has a great break on the ball.

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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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