The TCU Horned Frogs added some depth on the defensive side of the ball Sunday, as graduate transfer Jawuan Johnson announced that he will play his final year of eligibility with the Frogs.
Johnson, a 5-foot-11, 217-pound linebacker from Northern Illinois, announced his decision to transfer on Twitter.
— Jawuan Johnson (@S7arvation) April 8, 2018
Although he played for the Huskies and is listed in his bio as having grown up in Illinois, Johnson attended New Boston High School, located in northeast Texas. He was lightly recruited out of high school, but has made a name for himself at Northern Illinois. Pro Football Focus rated him as the highest-graded linebacker in the FBS in 2017.
NIU LB Jawuan Johnson finished the season as the highest graded linebacker across FBS. pic.twitter.com/pV3midi1uT
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 13, 2018
He picked off a team-leading 5 passes last season and ran 2 back for touchdowns. Johnson finished last season with 98 tackles, 18 for losses.
TCU’s 4-2-5 defense needs smart, fast linebackers to succeed, and Johnson certainly seems like he fits the mold.