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2 Favorites Have Emerged For 5-Star Clemson QB Transfer Hunter Johnson

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Another top quarterback is on the transfer market. Former five-star recruit Hunter Johnson has decided to transfer out of Clemson.

Johnson, a top recruit in the 2017 class, announced on Monday that he's opted to leave the Tigers' program. Clemson is loaded at the QB position, bringing in No. 1 overall recruit Trevor Lawrence, and Johnson was unlikely to receive significant playing time.

The former top recruit could be headed to the Big Ten.

Johnson, an Indiana native, is reportedly interested in going back to the Midwest.

From 247Sports:

Expect Johnson, an Indiana native, to look at Purdue and Northwestern for his next stop, sources tell 247Sports. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Johnson will have to sit out next season and will be eligible starting in 2019. He'll have three years of eligibility remaining when he returns to the field that year.

Johnson was the No. 2 quarterback recruit in the class of 2017. He threw for 234 yards and 2 touchdowns last season.

The former top recruit has three years of eligibility remaining starting in 2019.

Stay tuned.