Former Penn State Quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. To Transfer to FAU

By Matthew Filipovits on December 17, 2020 at 9:21 am
Apr 13, 2019; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Michael Johnson Jr (13) drops back in the pocket during the second quarter of the Blue White spring game at Beaver Stadium. The Blue team defeated the White team 24-7. Mandatory Credit: Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports
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Six months after he entered his name in the Transfer Portal, former Penn State quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. announced he will be playing his college football at Florida Atlantic University.

A four-star player and one of two quarterbacks to sign with Penn State in 2018, Johnson Jr. never attempted a pass during his time in the Blue and White. 

Johnson Jr.'s father, Mike Johnson, is a longtime assistant coach at both the NFL and college level. He most recently served as Mississippi State's wide receivers coach under Joe Moorhead back in 2019.

He will have at least three years of eligibility remaining and is expected to be eligible immediately.