EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Former Clemson quarterback and highly touted recruit Hunter Johnson is transferring to Northwestern.
Johnson will have to sit out this season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and have three years of eligibility left. Northwestern has senior Clayton Thorson coming back from a knee injury and set to start at quarterback this season.
Johnson, from Brownsburg, Indiana, was considered one of the best quarterbacks in the 2017 signing class. He worked his way up to No. 2 on Clemson's depth chart as a freshman.