Former Iowa running back De’Andre Johnson becomes the latest addition to the Hurricanes’ football team.thegazette.com
Johnson, (5-8, 200) had a successful high school career at Monsignor Pace. He was named to the All-Dade County team as a junior but would miss his senior season due to injury.
Johnson redshirted during his first season at Iowa and saw action in four games for the Hawkeyes in 2011. He would finish his career at Iowa with 18 rushing attempts for 79 yards.
However, Iowa would dismiss the talented running back after having two minor run-ins with police. According to ESPN, Johnson was cited for speeding and eluding arrest for allegedly driving his motorcycle 60 mph in a 25 mph zone and failed to pull over immediately for police. Just a few days earlier, ESPN reported that Johnson was ticketed for maintaining a disorderly house after police were dispatched to a loud party at Johnson’s residence.
Following his dismissal from Iowa, Johnson attended Ellsworth Community College. He played in three games and rushed for 338 yards before suffering a season-ending injury.
According to 247Sports, Johnson hopes to earn a full scholarship from Miami this fall.
He has two years of eligibility left.