Northwestern QB, former 5-star prospect hits transfer portal
A Northwestern quarterback is deciding to conclude his college career elsewhere. Senior Hunter Johnson is electing to enter the transfer portral, according to reporter Matt Zenitz.
Northwestern QB Hunter Johnson has entered the transfer portal, @on3sports has learned.
Former five-star recruit who started his college career at Clemson.https://t.co/St4ensmRGU
— Matt Zenitz (@mzenitz) January 12, 2022
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Johnson was a five-star prospect and rated as the top-ranked quarterback in the nation by ESPN coming out of high school. Johnson was voted Mr. Football in Indiana in 2016 and then committed to Clemson.
Johnson saw minimal action at Clemson, passing for 234 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in 76 snaps.
During Johnson’s first season at Northwestern in 2019, he made five starts and overall amassed 432 yards and a touchdown through the air, while adding 64 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Johnson made two appearances in 2020. In 2021, Johnson was voted team captain and tallied 283 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Northwestern’s season-opening loss vs. Michigan State.
After winning the B1G West in 2020, Northwestern regressed to a 3-9 record last season.