LSC Scoop sources are telling us that OU Running Back Justin Johnson is transferring to ACU.
Several reasons were given for the transfer, the main reason being the fact that Johnson can step in and be the go-to guy immediately.
Johnson comes into the LSC as one of the more decorated transfers in recent memory:
- MVP in Texas Class 3A at Gilmer
- First Team All-State as a Sr, Second Team All-State as a Junior
- Senior year stats: 204 carries for 2,164 yards (10.6 ypc) and 25 TD's
- Played in the US Army All-American Game
- #2 RB in the nation - 5 stars (Scout.com)
- #14 RB in the nation - 4 stars (ESPN and Rivals.com)
- #17 Overall Player in Texas (Rivals.com)
LSC Scoop Thoughts: Obviously the success that Bernard Scott had the last couple of years were a good selling point to Johnson. This also appears to give ACU a firm hold on the team to beat in 2009. WT is still right behind them, but adding a player at RB of Johnson's quality certainly takes a lot of pressure off of their inexperienced QB. A HUGE pickup for the Wildcats if this works out.