Jermaine Johnson, former UGA LB and current FSU DE, dominating Notre Dame
If you want to know just how elite Georgia’s defense is, look no further than FSU defensive lineman Jermaine Johnson.
Johnson transferred from Georgia likely because he wasn’t an every-down defender; so, he joined the Florida State program this offseason. He was used mostly as a third-down specialist for Kirby Smart’s defense. He played in 21 games for UGA and totaled 36 tackles over the last 2 seasons.
Fast forward to 2021 — he looks like the best defensive player on the Seminoles roster. Against Notre Dame Sunday night in the season opener, Johnson is the most active and most physical defensive player on the field. And it’s not even close.
Georgia’s front 7 recorded a ridiculous 7 sacks against Clemson. Johnson likely wouldn’t be an every-down defender for Georgia again this year, and now, he’s an absolute difference-maker for the Seminoles.
Johnson left Georgia to have a “rebirth” with the Seminoles, and Sunday night is definitely his coming out party. Prior to attending Georgia, Johnson played at Last Chance U — Independence C.C.
Social media is on ire discussing Johnson’s play:
— Nighthawk (@KrikorianB15) September 6, 2021
— JUCO Football Frenzy (@JUCOFFrenzy) September 6, 2021
Social media was gushing over Johnson’s play against Notre Dame.
Jermaine Johnson putting in work
— Just Mikal (@KingMe1906) September 6, 2021
Soooo yeah, Jermaine Johnson is that guy.
— Keith Flick (@Atypical_B) September 6, 2021
— Willie Washington (@BeardedBetz) September 6, 2021
Jermaine Johnson. Again. He’s got 1.5 sacks in about 1.5 quarters so far.
— Curt Weiler (@CurtMWeiler) September 6, 2021
Thanks UGA! Jermaine Johnson is playing good ball. https://t.co/MfZd6C4s6O
— Trell (@I20Expert) September 6, 2021
Jermaine Johnson looks 🔥🔥🔥
— Gore (@G3_OnTheRunWay) September 6, 2021
Jermaine Johnson is best player on the FSU team
— UGA Alum ’95 (@UGA_AlumADS1995) September 6, 2021
Former Dawg Jermaine Johnson looking good for FSU tonight! 👀
— 🌹Jason Daniel🌹 (@JRD24Dawg) September 6, 2021
Jermaine Johnson 🐐
— FinsForLife (@life_fins) September 6, 2021
Jermaine Johnson II and Akeem Dent Jr making Florida State defense look nasty
— Lawrence Dennis (@Txman210) September 6, 2021