Report: Former FSU QB De’Andre Johnson Not On Alabama’s Radar

    Former FSU quarterback De'Andre Johnson is not on Alabama's radar, despite a tweet that he sent out on Wednesday.

    February 25, 2016

    Everyone deserves a second chance, right? Even in college football, there are players who make mistakes and then there are the schools who allow them to take a shot at redemption.

    One of those players is former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson. The former Seminoles passer was dismissed from FSU’s football program in 2015 after he punched a woman in the face at a bar in Tallahassee, Fla.

    There are those who will stake their claim against Johnson. There are those who believe he’s entitled to another chance.

    Your beliefs are your beliefs.

    The University of Alabama has its own opinion, too. And, in spite of a recent tweet from Johnson, the Crimson Tide are not planning on recruiting him to Tuscaloosa, Ala., according to AL.com.

    Johnson is currently enrolled at East Mississippi Community College, but he tweeted out on Wednesday about making a trip to Alabama for the Crimson Tide’s junior day with his little brother, Tyreke Johnson, and Shaun Wade — both are star defensive backs at Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. Tyreke is a 5-star cornerback in the 2018 class while Wade is a 4-star cornerback in the 2017 class and committed to Ohio State.

    The tweet was later deleted, but below is a screenshot.

    Although, Johnson did retweet his little brother’s tweet about the trip.

    Even if Nick Saban wanted to take a run at Johnson, he’d have to get over some hurdles. The Southeastern Conference passed a rule in May which banned schools from bringing on athletes who were dismissed for “serious misconduct,” including domestic violence, sexual assault or other forms of sexual violence.

    Johnson may have a career in football, but that career won’t be continued with the Tide, at least as of now, or likely any other SEC program.


    Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.


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