Miami Hurricanes potential landing spot for ND 5-Star WR Jordan Johnson

May 1, 2021; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
May 1, 2021; Notre Dame, Indiana, USA; Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports /

The Miami Hurricanes are one of 12 schools that could potentially sign former Notre Dame five-star wide receiver Jordan Johnson. Johnson announced via Twitter on Monday morning his entry into the transfer portal from Notre Dame. Rivals.Com ranked Johnson as the 28th ranked player nationally and fourth-ranked WR in 2020.

Johnson played in Notre Dame wins over Boston College and South Florida but did not record any stats. The Miami Hurricanes have nine scholarship WRs on the roster and three 2022 signees on the way this summer. Miami added Oklahoma transfer WR, Charleston Rambo, in January. It would be tight to add Johnson.

The Miami Hurricanes are at their limit of adding 25 scholarships in the Class of 2021. Anyone added from this point forward would count towards the Class of 2022. There is potential that Miami could lose a WR from their roster as a transfer before the season starts. If that happens the Hurricanes would likely look to add a WR.

Mike Farrell the National Recruiting Director for Rivals.Com named Miami one of the schools who Johnson could eventually transfer to. Florida State is the only other ACC school among the dozen schools Johnson is likely to be considered. Three Big 10 schools and three SEC schools are also on the list from Farrell.

"Potential landing spots: As would be expected, Johnson has been very busy since entering the portal. Just a few of the schools making a strong push are Missouri, Tennessee, Illinois, Ole Miss, Oregon, Utah, Michigan State, Penn State, Iowa State, Florida State, Kentucky and Miami.Farrell’s Take: Johnson is a major talent and Notre Dame fans have to be upset about this as they were clamoring for him to get more playing time last season as the Notre Dame offense struggled at times in the passing game.Missouri would be the team to look at here…Johnson was quiet throughout the recruiting process so he will be hard to gauge here as well but whoever gets him gets amazing upside.Impact Meter: 9.2 out of 109.1- 9.9 — A very high-impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately."

Miami also returns 2020 starting WRs Mike Harley, Mark Pope and Dee Wiggins. Harley is entering his last season of eligibility. Pope and Harley are in their fourth with two seasons of eligibility remaining. The other nine WRs on the 2021 Miami football roster are entering their first through third seasons.

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Johnson would have four seasons of eligibility remaining. If he had signed with Miami in 2020, Johnson would have been the highest-rated player in the class. Only 2021 Miami signees Leonard Taylor and James Williams had a higher ratings coming out of high school. It would be a surprise for Johnson to sign with Miami.