In a surprising move, redshirt senior wide receiver Juwan Johnson could be on the move away from Happy Valley. According to a report by Bruce Feldman, Juwan Johnson entered the NCAA’s transfer portal, which allows him to speak with prospective schools that would be interested in his services.
#PennState WR Juwan Johnson has just entered the transfer portal, per source. He's a 6-4, 225-pounder with good speed who has 81 catches for over 1000 yards in his career.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 11, 2019
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound Johnson had a breakout redshirt sophomore season, hauling in 54 receptions for 701 yards. His 2018 season however was marred by drops and injuries, as Johnson only totaled 25 receptions for 352 yards in 10 games.
It should be noted that entering the transfer portal doesn’t guarantee a transfer for Johnson. This just allows him the ability to talk with schools and see what’s out there — not all that different from what Tommy Stevens did last spring. However, for whatever reason, Johnson could just feel that a new start at another school is what’s best for him.
If Johnson does leave, the likely starting duo would be KJ Hamler, Jahan Dotson, and Justin Shorter — one redshirt sophomore, one sophomore, and one redshirt freshman. While incredibly talented, it would certainly be the start of a youth movement at wide receiver.