Playing time is wide open at cornerback for IU in 2023, and the Hoosiers added a surprise addition on Wednesday to help fill the void.
The IU football program announced the signing of University of Texas transfer cornerback Jamier Johnson on Wednesday morning.
The 6-foot, 175-pound Johnson announced his departure from Texas in late November, and he formally entered the transfer portal two weeks ago.
A class of 2021 four-star prospect, Johnson came to Texas as the No. 276 overall prospect and the No. 22 corner in the 247Sports Composite. His offer list out of high school included USC, Ohio State, Florida and Michigan. Johnson signed with the Longhorns in December 2020 and enrolled for the 2021 spring semester.
Johnson played mostly on special teams during his 2021 freshman season. He saw action in 10 of the team’s 12 games, and finished the season with two tackles.
In 2022, Johnson saw 176 snaps in seven games as a sophomore. He recorded five tackles and broke up a pass while playing in mostly a back-up role. Johnson did get one start during the season.
Hailing from Pasadena (Calif.) John Muir H.S., Johnson played in 17 total games as a Longhorn. He had 7 total tackles in his career.
Johnson hasn’t had a redshirt season, so he has three seasons to play his final two years of eligibility at Indiana.
The Hoosiers lost starting cornerbacks Tiawan Mullen (NFL Draft) and Jaylin Williams (eligibility) following the 2022 season, along with back Chris Keys (transfer portal).
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) December 21, 2022
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