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Transfer Tracker: UCF grabs five-star WR from portal

Mark Pszonak contributed to this report.

The transfer portal never stops grinding. On Tuesday, UCF continued their impressive work in the portal by getting a commitment from former five-star Notre Dame transfer Jordan Johnson.

Johnson played in two games as a true freshman
Johnson played in two games as a true freshman

Recruiting: Johnson committed to Notre Dame during his spring official visit to South Bend. Missouri, USC, Texas A&M and Florida were also considered when he made his decision.

At Notre Dame: Johnson played in two games during his true freshman season in 2020, but did not have a reception.

Farrell’s Take: Johnson is a major talent and Notre Dame fans are upset about this as they were clamoring for him to get more playing time last season as the Notre Dame offense struggled at times in the passing game. I thought Missouri would be the team to look at here but I thought that for Jameson Williams from Ohio State and he went off to Alabama. Johnson surprised many with his decision to head to UCF and he gives that nasty offense yet another big-time weapon.

Impact Meter: 9.2 out of 10


The Transfer Portal continues to change the way college football programs recruit and manage their rosters so we here at continue to evolve our coverage. Each time a player of note enters the portal, we will examine their potential impact on the college football landscape and assign an impact rating, both when they enter the portal and when they choose a destination. The scale is from 1-10 and the description below explains the scoring scale.

1.1-4.0 — Not a big impact expected, likely a non-starter and down the bench depth player.

4.1- 6.0 — A solid impact can be expected in the right scenario and has the potential to battle for a starting job.

6.1-9.0. — A high impact player who won’t change a program but will certainly be a very good contributor and starter.

9.1- 9.9 — A very high impact player who should start the moment he steps on the field and will change the outlook of a program immediately.

10 — A franchise transfer who has a chance to be an All American and one of the elite players in college football.