Ex-Kansas safety Isaiah Johnson tweets he'll transfer to South Carolina
South Carolina's defense will get a boost from former Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year Isaiah Johnson, who spent two seasons at Kansas.
The Kansas secondary's loss will be South Carolina's gain.
Two-year Jayhawks starting safety Isaiah Johnson will transfer to the Gamecocks, TheBigSpur.com reported. A fifth-year graduate senior, Johnson has one season of eligibility remaining and will be immediately eligible.
Johnson confirmed his decision on Twitter:
In Johnson, the frequently beleaguered Gamecock secondary -- 13th in the SEC in opponent's QB rating in 2014 -- will be getting an experienced defender who was one of the few bright spots for the Jayhawk defense the past two seasons. After single seasons at Western Carolina and Iowa Western C.C., Johnson finished second on the Kansas roster with 73 tackles in 2013, earning Big 12 Defensive Newcomer of the Year honors. Johnson collected 75 more tackles in 2014, again finishing second on the team.
His loss is a major blow for David Beaty's debut season in Lawrence -- but of course, no one ever said debut seasons in Lawrence were going to be easy.
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