100 Days of Summer: Get to Know No. 8 Braydon Johnson

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. The second of our 8s for today is the true freshman playmaker you aren’t talking about. But he’s rangy and fast and not short on star potential.How he got to OSUA three-star prospect out of Bowie High School (Arlington, Texas), Braydon Johnson chose the Cowboys over offers from Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Colorado State and others.The 6-foot-1, 185-pound former track star is a high-ceiling prospect who would probably get a good shot at reps as a true freshman for most teams — and in many years for the Cowboys.What he’s done in StillwaterAdChoices广告The 2017 signee was around for summer workouts and is finishing up fall camp. He’s looked good so far this preseason but Mike Gundy was impressed before he ever stepped foot on campus.“Braydon Johnson can fly,” Gundy said after National Signing Day. “I doubt that he’ll run less than 4.4 or 4.5 once he’s been here a year. He allows us to take the top off the defense which is what we want to do anyway.”Role in 2017The coaching staff would like to redshirt Johnson and give him that extra full year under Rob Glass’ tutelage and in the meeting room. And with the star receivers OSU has competing for touches this year, there’s no reason to rush it. There will be reps up for grabs next fall with James Washington, Marcell Ateman and Chris Lacy all moving on.Noteworthy stats and highlighsJohnson tallied 1,261 all-purpose yards and nine touchdowns his senior year. He was Bowie’s leading receiver with 45 catches (729 yards) and averaged 25.3 yards per punt return and 30.5 yards per kickoff return.Here’s a look at his high school film.last_img

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