Purdue DL with multiple years of experience announces intention to enter transfer portal
Ryan Walters lost a DL to the transfer portal on Tuesday. After spending the majority of his college career at Purdue, Lawrence Johnson is hitting the portal.
Johnson posted about his decision from his social media account. Johnson played in West Lafayette from 2019-2022. Johnson played in 37 games and recorded 87 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks during his time there.
I am now in the NCAA Transfer portal 🙏🏾
— Lawrence Johnson (@law_jay09) December 20, 2022
It looks like Johnson is not going to be playing the Citrus Bowl against LSU after announcing his decision to transfer. Johnson did not leave an explanation in his tweet about transferring from Purdue.
Walters will definitely miss a veteran presence like Johnson’s on the defensive line. Although it might not be connected, this news comes out shortly after the announcement of new DC Kevin Kane.
The Boilermakers will need to worry about preparing for their game with LSU and move on. The Citrus Bowl takes place on Jan. 2 and will kickoff at 1 p.m. ET on ABC.