Ole Miss is ‘out in front’ for Vanderbilt transfer WR Cam Johnson, according to transfer portal analyst Clint Brewster. The 6-foot pass catcher also received a Crystal Ball prediction from Brewster to land with the Rebels. Johnson, a four-star recruit in the 2018 class out of Nashville-area power Brentwood (Tenn.)
Academy, made 124 receptions for 1,233 yards and 10 touchdowns over 26 games for the Commodores from 2018 to 2021 and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. He entered the transfer portal way back in November.
Johnson looked like a potential breakout candidate entering 2021 after making 56 catches for 545 yards and three touchdowns in nine games as a redshirt sophomore in 2020, but his production took a step back in 2021 as Vanderbilt’s offense struggled. He made 34 receptions for 327 yards and four touchdowns but did not receive the level of usage under new play caller Joey Lynch as he did under former offensive coordinator Todd Fitch in 2020.
Johnson was the No. 264-ranked player from the Class of 2018, according to the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. He was the No. 43-ranked wide receiver and eighth-ranked player from Tennessee.Ole Miss has been active in the transfer portal, most notably landing former USC QB Jaxson Dart and tight end Michael Trigg. While there’s plenty of buzz around the Rebels, they know they need results.