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2 Big Ten Schools Emerge As Destinations For 5-Star QB Transfer

Hunter Johnson celebrates a big play against Wake Forest.

Clemson's quarterback depth took a hit today. According to multiple reports, five-star quarterback Hunter Johnson is set to transfer out of the program.

Johnson, the No. 2 quarterback in the 2017 class, has three years of eligibility remaining. He'll likely have to sit out the 2018 season and then will be eligible to play in 2019.

The former top recruit is a Midwest native. He was the top recruit in the state of Indiana coming out of high school.

Johnson could end up back in the Midwest, according to a report by 247Sports.

Two Big Ten schools have reportedly emerged as potential destinations for the top QB transfer.

From the report:

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 ranked as the nation's No. 2 pro-style passer and 30th overall player in the 247Sports Composite. An Army All-American, Johnson committed to the Tigers in Dec. of 2015 and stuck out his commitment all the way through before enrolling early.

Johnson would be a huge addition to Purdue or Northwestern's program. It's unclear what kind of timeline he'll operate on when making a decision.