Johnson accomplished 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns in seven video games as a real freshman in 2017. However, he was seemingly caught behind returning starter Kelly Bryant and 5-star true freshman Trevor Lawrence on the Tigers’ quarterback depth chart.
The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Johnson was the No. 2 pro-style quarterback within the 2017 recruiting class (behind Stanford’s Davis Mills and forward of Georgia’s Jake Fromm), and had scholarship presents from greater than 20 colleges. He was verbally dedicated to Tennessee as a highschool junior earlier than flipping to Clemson.
Johnson is the third Clemson quarterback to switch away within the final 5 months. Zerrick Cooper announced plans to enroll at Jacksonville State in January, the identical week Tucker Israel left the program.
A local of Brownsburg, Ind., Johnson is a candidate to switch to both Purdue or Northwestern, according to 247 Sports. He can have to sit out this fall underneath NCAA switch guidelines earlier than having three years of eligibility starting in 2019.