Former Michigan defensive lineman Ron Johnson is going home. The graduate transfer and New Jersey native announced this afternoon that he will finish his college career at Rutgers.
Johnson has two years of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately for the Scarlet Knights. He is the second Michigan transfer on the RU roster, joining linebacker Drew Singleton.
A four-star prospect in the class of 2016, Johnson was the eighth-ranked player in New Jersey that year. He was one of several Garden State recruits in that cycle to choose Michigan.
Johnson appeared in one game as a true freshman but did not see game action in either of the last two seasons on a loaded Michigan defensive line.
“Can’t wait to join my #10STRONG Brothers at the Banks,” he wrote in his commitment announcement on Twitter.
— Ron Johnson Jr. (@RonJohn24) June 13, 2019
Johnson and Singleton will have the chance to face their former team on September 28 when Rutgers travels to Ann Arbor.
Michigan has won the last four meetings between the two schools in blowout fashion after Rutgers beat the Wolverines for its first-ever Big Ten victory in 2014.