Written by Sammy Jacobs (@Hoosier_Huddle)
The big news surrounding college football this week is the announcement that Clemson backup quarterback Hunter Johnson will be playing out the rest of his career elsewhere. According to Matt Weaver of Peegs.com the Hoosiers have a shot at landing the former Brownsburg H.S.(Indiana) signal caller.
"Sources have told Peegs.com that Johnson developed a very good relationship with Coach DeBord and Coach Sheridan, and that is one factor that is working in Indiana’s favor.
Another positive factor for IU is the relationship that Johnson and his family have with Indiana strength and conditioning coach Dave Ballou. Coach Ballou was the strength coach at Avon H.S. when Johnson’s older brother Cole played for the Orioles, and sources tell Peegs.com that the Johnson family thinks highly of Coach Ballou and the job he did working with their son."
Additionally Peegs.com has heard that, "A head coach at an Indiana high school has also informed Peegs.com that Indiana is expected to be squarely in the mix for Johnson whenever he makes a decision on where he plans to continue his college football career."
Johnson played in seven games last season completing 21 of 27 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns. Johnson also played well in the 2018 spring game for the Tigers where he completed 8 of 14 passes for 85 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for a score.
Johnson would have to sit out a year, but would have three years of eligibility left starting in 2019. After this season, the Hoosier QB competition will once again be wide open.
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