Clemson quarterback to transfer


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Johnson was a former 5-star prospect
Johnson was a former 5-star prospect

Clemson sophomore quarterback Hunter Johnson will transfer from the school, TigerNet confirmed Monday.

Johnson wanted to thank Dabo Swinney and Clemson nation in a school release on Monday afternoon.

"I want to thank Coach Swinney and the Clemson family for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something special,” said Johnson. “I’ve met some amazing people who I will forever call family. I am a better man and a better football player because of my time spent at Clemson. Go Tigers!”

The signal-caller completed 8-for-14 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the 2018 Spring Game. Last season, he went 21-of-27 passing for 234 yards in 76 snaps over seven games.

Coming out of high school, he was the top quarterback in the nation by ESPN, No. 2 quarterback in the nation according to 247Sports, Elite 11 quarterback, and MVP of the US Army All-American game.

According to ESPN, he is the third straight No. 1 ranked pocket passer by ESPN from the 17,16, and 15 classes to transfer (Jacob Eason and Blake Barnett).

Johnson spoke about the quarterback competition after a successful 2018 spring game.

"I like where I'm at, it's competitive but it's making us all better. We all enjoy it, we all love competing against each other. It's a good group," he said.

With the departure of Johnson, Zerrick Cooper, and Tucker Israel, this leaves a trio of scholarship quarterbacks at Clemson with senior Kelly Bryant, true freshman Trevor Lawrence and redshirt freshman Chase Brice.

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said out of the spring that his team could win with any of the QBs on the roster.

“Well, we've got a really good situation. Never had quite this type of situation where we've got really four guys that I think could go win with, literally,” Swinney said before Johnson's transfer. “I think we could go win with any of those guys. I think they're all really working hard to be the best version of themselves. They're all at different spots.

“Great young men, very committed, very competitive situation and they all had some great moments in the spring. They all had some not so great. We’re in the process of going through our meetings with those guys right now, and it's a very good situation."

Johnson reportedly could be looking at several Big Ten schools including Purdue and Northwestern as his one of his next stops since he is from the Midwest (Indiana). His brother Cole played for Northwestern a few years ago.

However, because of NCAA rules, Johnson will have to sit out a year and will be eligible to play three more years starting in 2019.

See Clemson's scholarship numbers with Johnson's transfer

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spacer Well that escalated quickly. Good luck HJ.***
colberttiger
spacer Re: Well that escalated quickly. Good luck HJ.***
AmeriTiger®
spacer It will be OK, we have emergency backups
RickyC78
spacer Re: Well that escalated quickly. Good luck HJ.***
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lotJtigerphan
spacer Somebody is about to get a REALLY good QB. The thing
joeyb®
spacer One disaster after another.
Francis Marion®
spacer you are just STUPID
tiger86429644
spacer Please explain why.
Francis Marion®
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rhettfla
spacer We had no players selected in either of those rounds.***
Francis Marion®
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rhettfla
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footballmanager
spacer Re: Please explain why.
CmoneyTiger
spacer Some posters are not on the board 24\7. HTH.***
Tiger5
spacer Some posters are not on the board 24\7. HTH.***
Tiger5
spacer Re: Please explain why.
81TigerKen
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ClemsonME08
spacer I've been a huge Clemson fan for several years now...
Francis Marion®
spacer how huge are you??
theclash®
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rhettfla
spacer Rhett - dude - he’s completely trolling you. Sarcasm. Don’t
Rocky the Tiger®
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rhettfla
spacer Can assure you there is no line FM...
moab®
spacer You must be really new to the webnets because no there
Rocky the Tiger®
spacer Re: I've been a huge Clemson fan for several years now...
81TigerKen
spacer Your name is Francis, and you have Bill Murray
CUTiger1989®
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theclash®
spacer I prefer not to think about it tweaking.***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Nor twerking.....ewww.***
moab®
spacer Found Juan.***
josephg®
spacer Agreed***
GWPTiger®
spacer It's that new thing called "sarcasm".
MyfavOrange®
spacer Yeah, but is he “Logan Thomas” tall?***
CUTiger1989®
spacer Re: Yeah, but is he “Logan Thomas” tall?***
MyfavOrange®
spacer Re: you are just STUPID
Marine4Life
spacer Personally, I think this is Joey Batson's fault***
CTiger423®
spacer Agreed.
Tall_Tiger_Two
spacer totally agree with you - its our interim coach
theclash®
spacer Re: One disaster after another.
HunterClemsonTigers
spacer Re: One disaster after another.
Rswanson
spacer Re: One disaster after another.
Bluedog51
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Tiger Michael
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magicman
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lhaselden
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robbensdale®
spacer Brutal trolling.***
Completely Solid Orange®
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Tigerzouave
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gholliday
spacer Good luck Hunter...you did it the right way!***
Detroit Tiger
spacer Good timing and he made the right call.
Carlsbad®
spacer Wow. Does Clemson have some kinda express transfer program?
flyslyw
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A912®
spacer Well, bama already has had
tigerpathmd®
spacer Re: Wow. Does Clemson have some kinda express transfer program?
deroberts
spacer What did dogs ever do to you ????
Rocky the Tiger®
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ClemsonME08
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tigerpride16
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ChipPowell54
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footballmanager
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Cryptidcat
spacer Was not expectng this
Ucel74
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Jt_steph01
spacer Very true
Clemson_country89®
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iron4044®
spacer He's headed to Purdue***
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lotJtigerphan
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kgpittm®
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A912®
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westerntigerfan
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MyfavOrange®
spacer Great QB. Looked very good in the Spring Game.
ATL PAW MAN®
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keowee77
spacer Hate seeing him go but I understand his reasons***
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer No letter from a lawyer or nuttin
tigerwoody
spacer Probably not an unconditional transfer.
apextiger®
spacer Oh no no no......Good luck Hunter! ??***
gopaws4
spacer Good luck to HJ
BerserkTiger®
spacer I was thinking about this scenario not long ago
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Clemalum07®
spacer NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!***
quadtiger
spacer Hate to lose such a great guy!***
quadtiger
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kerigantoo®
spacer Wow..knew it but Clemson lost a great QB & Young Man!
lightbulbbill®
spacer Re: Wow..knew it but Clemson lost a great QB & Young Man!
kerigantoo®
spacer Well, Surprise Surprise !
OhWiseOne®
spacer This is not unexpected, BUT . . . .
PetesPonies
spacer Re: Well, Surprise Surprise !
footballmanager
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TigerByWater
spacer This was inevitable, but i was kind of expecting it to
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spacer Best of luck to Hunter Johnson
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