Last month it was reported that Kansas safety stand out Isaiah Johnson was planning on transferring from the program. Now we know where he’s going. On Sunday Johnson tweeted out that he will be playing his senior year at South Carolina.
— Isaiah Johnson (@TheRealIsaiahJ) April 12, 2015
The Gamecocks have yet to confirm the news, but as a graduate transfer, Johnson will be eligible to play right away. It’s a big get for South Carolina as Johnson was the Big 12’s Defensive Newcomer of the Year in 2013.
It’s an even bigger loss for Kansas though. The Jayhawks are already short on depth, and Johnson’s departure leaves exactly zero returning starters in the secondary. New head coach David Beaty has his work cut out for him, but he was supportive when Johnson first made the announcement that he had decided to transfer.
“We would like to thank Isaiah for all of the contributions he made to our program during his time at Kansas,” said Beaty at the time. “He has been a model citizen and teammate and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
– Cover Photo Credit: Isaiah Johnson Posing In South Carolina Locker Room | Twitter | @TheRealIsaiahJ