Johnson was a four-star recruit who ranked 98th in the class of 2017, according to ESPN.com. He's the fourth transfer to join the Flyers in the last 10 months, following Michigan's Ibi Watson, Chattanooga's Rodney Chatman and Nebraska's Jordy Tshimanga, who are practicing with the team this season and sitting on the bench together during home games. Johnson will join that group.
Johnson appeared in six games in two seasons with Florida. Grant said it was just a coincidence that his staff, which is full of former Florida assistants — Grant, Jones and Darren Hertz — signed a Gator, but “the relationship at Florida certainly helped, too. They can speak to who we are.”