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BREAKING | Notre Dame WR Jordan Johnson Announces Transfer

May 3, 2021

Notre Dame receiver Jordan Johnson has announced he’ll enter the Transfer Portal after spending less than a year on campus. 

The 6-foot-1, 195-pounder played in two games last fall as a true freshman, but didn’t register a catch in the limited opportunities. 

In September, Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly spoke about Johnson’s lack of playing time and explained the St. Louis native was growing on and off the field at the time. 

"Physically, I think he's coming along quite well,” stated Kelly. “He's still finding himself as a student-athlete here. There's a lot on his plate. I think he's getting better. He had a really good week last week with his traits, and we saw some progress there.

“This isn't just about football; he's got football talent. We've got to continue to work on his attention to detail and his focus and we're getting better there.” 

A month later, Johnson still hadn’t cracked the rotation and Kelly was a little more positive and two weeks later the freshman receiver made his first road trip of the season to Georgia Tech. 

"Some guys with veteran experience are really ascending and playing really well,” said Kelly. “I think in other years, he's probably a guy who has a chance to be on the field. He's going to be a really good football player. He needs to continue to work and continue to do the right things on and off the field. He'll get his chance and he'll get his time here at Notre Dame." 

Johnson was a four-star prospect coming out of De Smet (Mo.) and chose the Irish earlier than expected as he made his commitment in April of 2019. 

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