|Carvin Johnson against UConn in 2010|
Sophomore safety Carvin Johnson has left the team. Since he played eight games in 2011, he will likely have to sit out the 2012 season due to NCAA transfer rules. However, his destination is currently unknown.
Johnson started three games at outside linebacker as a freshman in 2010, making 18 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1 sack, and 1 pass breakup. It looked as if Johnson would be in line for significant playing time once again in 2011, but he was passed up by redshirt sophomore Thomas Gordon, among others. While Johnson played in eight games this season, he was used sparingly and had only 14 tackles and 1 pass breakup to his name.
When he was recruited by Rich Rodriguez, Johnson held offers from Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Tulane, Tulsa, and Utah. LSU also reportedly made a run at him late in the recruiting process. Most transfers seem to end up closer to home, so places such as Louisiana Tech or Tulane might be likely destinations for the native of Metairie, LA.
Johnson is the eleventh member of the 27-person class of 2010 to exit from the program.
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