Former Ole Miss safety Tysheem Johnson announced his verbal commitment to Oregon on Wednesday.

Johnson entered the transfer portal earlier this month. He visited Oregon shortly after, and is just coming off a mid-week visit to Miami. He was a two-year starter for the Rebels and fills a major position of need for the Ducks. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Philadelphia native comes to Oregon with three years left to play two.

Johnson started immediately as a true freshman in 2021 and earned a spot on the Freshman All-SEC Team. In 26 appearances (19 starts) for the Rebels, he totaled 125 tackles, eight tackles for loss, three pass breakups, one interception, and a sack.

He primarily played nickel in 2022, finishing third on the team in total tackles with 78.

Johnson is the second safety Oregon has taken from the transfer portal, joining Fresno State transfer Evan Williams. The Ducks also added two safeties from the 2023 class in Tyler Turner and Kodi Decambra. With Bennett Williams moving on from the program, Johnson could contend for a starting role right away.