Jeremy Pruitt announces veteran Tennessee WR will take redshirt for 2019 season
Fourth-year Tennessee WR Brandon Johnson has elected to stay at UT for a fifth season.
Volunteers coach Jeremy Pruitt announced at his post-practice Wednesday press conference that Johnson has elected to use his redshirt for the rest of the 2019 season. Johnson played in Tennessee’s first four games of 2019, but did not see action in the Week 6 contest against Georgia. The new redshirt rules allow football players to participate in up to four games.
Johnson, listed at 6-2, 195 pounds, joined the program in 2016 as a 4-star recruit out of American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Johnson entered his senior season with 58 receptions for 707 yards and one score over 33 career games, including nine starts. This year, he has added two catches for 31 yards, as well as a special-teams touchdown.
With Jauan Jennings and Marquez Callaway set to depart after the 2019 season, Johnson figures to be a key to Tennessee’s receiving corps for 2020.