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Clemson transfer QB Hunter Johnson picks Northwestern over Duke, Purdue

Well, that didn’t take too long. Three weeks after announcing his decision to transfer from Clemson, former 5-star recruit Hunter Johnson picked his school. Johnson will head to the Midwest and join Northwestern.

Johnson, who was given his full release from Clemson, considered Duke as a landing destination, too. However, David Cutcliffe and the Blue Devils fell just short. His brother, Cole, is a backup receiver for the Wildcats.

In 2017, Johnson completed 21-of-27 passes (77.8 percent) for 234 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. His best performance of the season came against The Citadel last November: 7-of-8 pass attempts for 144 yards. In that game, Johnson hooked up with fellow rookie Tee Higgins for a 78-yard touchdown, the longest completion of Johnson’s brief career.

Johnson will sit out and redshirt during the 2018 season — a timeline that makes a lot of sense for Northwestern. The Wildcats will need a replacement to take over for Clayton Thorson; Johnson has three more years of eligibility remaining.


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