Arizona State lands wideout transfer from Vanderbilt
The Emory Jones affect?
Shortly after adding the former starter from the SEC, Arizona State landed a wideout from the SEC to a room that sorely needs bodies. Former Vanderbilt wideout Camron Johnson announced on Saturday his intention to transfer to Arizona State. Johnson will have just one year of eligibility to play for the Sun Devils.
— Camron Johnson (@camjohnson_23) May 7, 2022
It was a lengthy transfer process for the 6-foot Tennessee native. Johnson entered the portal at the end of November 2021 when the Commodores’ season came to a close. He was a 4-star prospect out of the 2018 class.
Johnson finished third in receiving yardage last season for Vandy, posting a 34-reception, 327-yard, four-score campaign. For his four-year career, he totaled 1,233 receiving yards while finishing in the top three among Vandy receivers each of his last three seasons. In the Commodores’ nine-game 2020 slate, Johnson led the team with 56 receptions and 545 yards. That season, he only had one drop on 69 targets.
And that appears to be the kind of receiver Johnson will give Jones and first-year offensive coordinator Glenn Thomas: a sure-handed and reliable option in the passing game. Over his four seasons, his average depth of target was under 10 yards.
Johnson’s addition gives ASU its sixth scholarship wideout. Look for the Sun Devils to remain aggressive in their portal pursuit of help out wide.