Georgia outside linebacker Jermaine Johnson, who was the nation’s No. 1 junior college prospect two years ago, announced on Sunday he will finish his college career at Florida State.
Johnson spent the past two years at UGA, where he was part of the main rotation in the Bulldogs’ vaunted defense, but he missed some time due to injury in 2020 and saw his playing time decrease.
He started three of the seven games he played in during the 2020 season and recorded five sacks.
Johnson announced he was entering the transfer portal just last week.
The 6-foot-5, 240-pounder is originally from Minnesota and racked up 19 tackles for loss, including 12.5 sacks, during 20 games at Independence (Kan.) Community College.
Johnson should provide a major lift for a Florida State defense that struggled mightily with generating pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The Seminoles ranked among the worst defenses in the country in 2020 with just nine sacks.
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