Add Indiana to the list of Big Ten programs reportedly in contention for Clemson transfer Hunter Johnson.
Initially, Purdue and Northwestern emerged as potential landing spots for the former 5-star prospect. It turns out the Hoosiers also are in the mix for Johnson, according to Peegs.com.
Johnson — the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2017, according to 247Sports — grew up in Brownsburg, just west of Indianapolis. So, it’s not surprising for Johnson to show interest in these schools, especially if he’s prioritizing playing close to home.
Johnson announced his decision to transfer Monday after spending one season at Clemson. He made seven appearances as a freshman, completing 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns.
“I want to thank Coach [Dabo] Swinney and the Clemson family for giving me the opportunity to be a part of something special,” Johnson said in a statement. “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.”