The countdown to Penn State football is down to just three days and in honor of that, today, we spotlight Penn State cornerback Donovan Johnson.
Johnson, a native of Detroit, Michigan was part of Penn State’s 2017 recruiting class that ranked 15th in the country and third in the Big Ten. Johnson was a four-star prospect and a top-350 recruit nationally. He committed to the Nittany Lions over programs like Arizona, Iowa State, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. He was also a U.S Army All-American Bowl participant.
Once arriving in Happy Valley, Johnson redshirted his true freshman season in 2017 before appearing in all 12 games in 2018. Recording 12 tackles in the process.
In 2019, Johnson played in just two games before a season-ending injury against Pitt. Johnson unfortunately suffered another season-ending injury prior to this season and will not play in 2020. He will not lose a year of eligibility, however, with the NCAA’s rules this season and will return in 2021 as a redshirt junior. He could also potentially be a candidate for a medical redshirt and waiver as well considering his injury history. We wish Donovan a speedy recovery!
Only three days until Penn State Football!