UVa QB to transfer


Virginia quarterback Nick Johns took to social media Wednesday to announce he is transferring out of the program. Johns, who arrived in Charlottesville as part of UVa’s 2015 recruiting class, redshirted last fall.

Johns projected no higher than fourth on the depth chart going into the 2016 season. Returning starter Matt Johns (no relation) and senior Connor Brewer split first-team reps during the spring, and over the weekend, the Cavaliers landed ECU quarterback transfer Kurt Benkert.

A native of Washington, D.C., Nick Johns was considered the No. 24 pro-style passer in the class of 2015 according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.