Former Mississippi State running back Dillon Johnson plans to transfer to Washington, he announced Tuesday on social media.

A 3-star recruit from Greenville, Mississippi, Johnson spent three seasons with the Bulldogs before entering the transfer portal in early December. He’ll have two years of eligibility with the Huskies.

Johnson played an immediate role for Mississippi State as a freshman in 2020. He ended the 11-game season as the No. 2 rusher with 225 yards and four scores on 51 carries. In 13 appearances during the 2021 season, Johnson led the Bulldogs with 485 rushing yards. He averaged 5.5 yards a carry and scored another four touchdowns.

This season, Johnson ran for another 488 yards and three scores while picking up 5.5 yards per carry. He did not play Monday in the ReliaQuest Bowl against Illinois.

A 6-foot, 215-pound junior, Johnson joins a room of UW running backs that will be pretty deep in 2023 but needs to replace its No. 1.

Wayne Taulapapa — UW’s leading back this season — is out of eligibility. Richard Newton and Cam Davis are set to return. UW should also bring back sophomores Will Nixon and Sam Adams II. The Huskies are adding former Arizona State back Daniyel Ngata and 2023 signee Tybo Rogers. Aaron Dumas and Jay’Veon Sunday could be back as well, though both were relatively buried on the depth chart this season.