UCF RB Storm Johnson joins Blake Bortles in 2014 NFL Draft
UCF starting running back Storm Johnson will forego his final year of eligibility and enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
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Johnson, a former transfer from Miami, has one year of eligibility remaining with the Knights. He spoke on Monday about the "tough times" and ups and downs of his career, thanking the UCF staff for keeping his professional aspirations alive.
"I'd like to thank Coach O'Leary for giving me the opportunity, a second chance really, at something that I thought was lost before," Johnson said in a press conference.
Of Bortles and Johnson, Knights coach George O'Leary said that he was "sorry to see them go" but supported the decision and wished both well moving forward. According to O'Leary, both players have plans to finish their undergraduate degree.
CBSSports.com has Johnson ranked as the No. 17 running back in the 2014 draft class, currently projected as a sixth round selection.
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