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OU Football: Arizona defensive back Cortez Johnson transfers to Oklahoma

SOONERS — A defensive back who started two games for Mike Stoops at Arizona is transferring to OU, where he'll be reunited with OU's new defensive coordinator and linebackers coach Tim Kish.
BY JASON KERSEY, Staff Writer, Published: May 21, 2012

NORMAN — Oklahoma officially added another NCAA Division I transfer — its second in less than a week — Monday, when the school announced former Arizona defensive back Cortez Johnson's move to Norman.

Johnson played one season with the Wildcats, starting two games and recording 16 tackles. He had a career-high seven tackles against Washington.

In Arizona, he played for coach Mike Stoops and defensive coordinator Tim Kish, who are now both on the Sooners' staff.

“Cortez is a player that is familiar with the system run by Mike Stoops and Tim Kish from their time together at Arizona,” said OU coach Bob Stoops. “He's got good size for a corner and we feel that he's the type of player that can provide strength in our defensive scheme.”

Johnson (6-foot-2, 196 pounds) is from New Orleans.

Last week, the Sooners announced the addition of receiver Jalen Saunders, who was an all-conference selection at Fresno State.


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