Missouri defensive back transfer David Johnson is likely headed to Southern Methodist. Tod Palmer of the Kansas City Star reported the development.
Johnson likely decided to transfer due to playing time issues, as he has only appeared in a total of 19 games since joining the Tigers in 2011. Over those games, he had eight tackles and a forced fumble.
Though he is looking for playing time, SMU isn’t exactly an ideal location. The team was 1-11 (1-7 AAC) last season and were rocked by the abrupt resignation of coach June Jones. The last time the Mustangs finished above .500 was 2012, when they were 7-6 (5-3 C-USA) and won the Hawaii Bowl.
Moreover, the new head coach is former Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris, so he likely isn’t the reason Johnson is eying SMU.
Campus Sports will update this story as more details become public.
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