Arizona Defensive Back Cortez Johnson Will Transfer to Oklahoma

Former Wildcats DB Cortez Johnson will transfer to OU: When defensive back Cortez Johnson was trying to decide which school to choose as a member of the 2011 class, the University of Arizona didn't stand out to the New Orleans native. But then-Arizona head coach Mike Stoops and his coaching staff made a big impression on the defensive back. Johnson said he connected immediately with Stoops and could tell Stoops cared about him as a lot more than just a football player.

Stoops also kept his word when he said Johnson, 6-foot-2 and 196 pounds, would get his chance to play as a freshman. Johnson played in eight games and started two, registering 16 tackles. He had a season-high seven stops against Washington.

But Johnson didn't feel right after Wildcats coaches Stoops, Tim Kish and Ryan Walters left Arizona for Oklahoma. So he decided to join them. After visiting the OU campus over the weekend, Johnson confirmed Saturday night that he will transfer to Oklahoma, enrolling at the school this summer.

“I just wanted to get back with Coach Stoops and be closer to home,” Johnson said. “Oklahoma – it just felt right. Everything went great and fell right in place.”  (More at ESPN.com)

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