Transfer Tracker: 2020 5-star enters the portal
Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.
At Notre Dame: Johnson played in two games during his true freshman season in 2020, but did not have a reception.
Potential landing spots: As would be expected, Johnson has been very busy since entering the portal. Just a few of the schools making a strong push are Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Ole Miss, Oregon, Utah, Michigan State, Penn State, Iowa State, Florida State, Kentucky and Miami.
Farrell’s Take: Johnson is a major talent and Notre Dame fans have to be upset about this as they were clamoring for him to get more playing time last season as the Notre Dame offense struggled at times in the passing game. Missouri would be the team to look at here but I thought that for Jameson Williams from Ohio State and he went off to Alabama. Johnson was quiet throughout the recruiting process so he will be hard to gauge here as well but whoever gets him gets amazing upside.
Impact Meter: 9.2 out of 10
The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at Rivals.com continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.
1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.
4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.
6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.
9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.
10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.