Former Florida State QB, who punched woman, being recruited by Florida
De’Andre Johnson made national headlines for all of the wrong reasons this past summer.
Johnson, a former Florida State quarterback, was dismissed from the program after surveillance video from a Tallahassee bar showed him punching a woman in the face. He ended up transferring to East Mississippi Junior College.
According to the Orlando Sentinel’s Chris Hays, Johnson is in attendance at the Florida-Florida State game wearing a Gators keychain. He acknowledged that Florida is recruiting him. Johnson’s brother, Tyreke, is one of the top 2018 prospects in the country and is also getting interest from the Gators.
It would be interesting to see if Florida would have any shot at signing Johnson because the SEC instituted a rule that prohibits transfers from entering the conference that were previously disciplined for “serious misconduct” at any school.
Johnson, who was charged with misdemeanor battery, will go to trial on Dec. 14.