Clemson Tigers transfer defensive lineman Sterling Johnson still hasn’t received a Kentucky offer, but there’s been interest and Johnson isn’t closing off any opportunities yet.
“I’m still open to all schools and I have no timetable,” Johnson said in an interview with Cats’ Pause.
He was a three-star defensive tackle and a top-30 player at his position coming out of high school, standing 6-5 281 lbs. He has recorded 24 tackles and two sacks. He also has a National Championship from 2017.
Johnson’s transfer comes after Clemson’s Clelin Ferrell, Austin Bryant and Christian Wilkins all decided to stay for another season.
The Marshall Thundering Herd, Maryland Terrapins, UL-Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns, Virginia Cavaliers and North Carolina Tar Heels have all already offered Johnson a scholarship. He had offers from top-tier programs, such as the Alabama Crimson Tide, Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Florida State Seminoles, Ohio State Buckeyes and Miami Hurricanes coming out of high school.
Kentucky could use more depth along the defensive line, especially after they finished 79th in rushing defense this past season. The good thing is T.J. Carter, Adrian Middleton and Quinton Bohanna are all set to return next season, but Johnson could be capable of pushing for a starting job.