Tuesday, November 13, 2012
WR Avery Johnson cleared by NCAA
By David Helman
In addition to its recruiting class, it looks like LSU finally will get some long-anticipated help at the wide receiver position from a familiar name.
Avery Johnson (Pompano Beach, Fla./Blanche Ely), a wide receiver signee with the Tigers' 2012 class, confirmed Tuesday that he has been cleared to enroll at LSU by the NCAA Clearinghouse after failing to qualify in August. Johnson, the younger brother of former LSU star Patrick Peterson, had been committed to LSU since 2010 -- when he was a junior in high school. But he didn't meet the test scores needed to enroll for the 2012 season.
Johnson instead has spent his season at Hargrave Military Academy -- an option not unfamiliar to LSU players, including defensive tackle Ego Ferguson and former running back Keiland Williams.
Johnson said he'll be enrolled in January at LSU, in time for the start of the Tigers' offseason program.