Oct 20 2012; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles quarterback EJ Manuel (3) breaks a tackle by Miami Hurricanes linebacker Eddie Johnson (44) in the fourth quarter at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Former Miami (FL.) LB Eddie Johnson Signs With Community College

Former Miami Hurricanes LB Eddie Johnson has signed his letter of intent to play at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Miss., according to Michael Casagrande of the Sun-Sentinel.

Johnson had been suspended on multiple occasions including Miami’s final game of the season against Duke.  Following the Duke game, Hurricanes’ head football coach Al Golden told Casagrande:

I’m disappointed that he’s [Johnson] not doing the things he needs to do…It’s not really my decision.  It’s his decision and it’s the team’s decision.  Hopefully it will give him a chance to appreciate what he has, be grateful and accountable to his teammates and really grow up.  I’m hoping that he will do that.”

The sophomore linebacker began to make a name for himself during the 2012 season and led the Hurricanes defense with 7.5 tackles for loss.  Aside from being suspended from the Duke game, Johnson also missed Miami’s game against Virginia for a violation of team rules.

The Alabama native redshirted in 2011 and made eight starts in the 2012 season, including ten games where he played at outside linebacker.  Johnson was rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.



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