Ex-Iowa DB staying in B1G West, will transfer to Purdue
Former Iowa defensive back DJ Johnson has decided he will continue his playing career in the B1G West.
Johnson announced on Twitter Friday that he has decided to transfer to Purdue to continue his college football career. He spent two seasons with the Hawkeyes and will have three years of eligibility remaining with the Boilermakers.
“New beginnings,” Johnson wrote on Twitter. “Just want to give all praises to the most High for allowing me to be in this position. I am officially committed to Purdue University. West Lafayette I promise you are getting the best version of me.”
New beginnings!! Just want to give all praises to the most High for allowing me to be in this postition. I am officially committed to Purdue university. West Lafayette I promise you are getting the best version of me #boilerup #station21 🚂 pic.twitter.com/0CG2KAtCUk
— DJ JOHNSON (@DjJohnson1127) June 12, 2020
Johnson’s commitment to Purdue will be a homecoming for the defensive back. He’s a native of Indianapolis and went to high school at North Central.
Last season at Iowa, Johnson played in 11 games and made one start. He was credited with 14 tackles and two pass break-ups on the year. Johnson’s lone start came against Miami (OH) but he did not record any statistics in that game.
As a freshman in 2018, Johnson played in three games and was able to maintain his redshirt.
Due to NCAA transfer rules, Johnson will be forced to sit out the 2020 season unless he’s granted an immediate eligibility waiver from the association.