Louisville Football announced the signings of two transfers today. CB Kei’Trel Clark, a transfer from Liberty, and WR Roscoe Johnson, a transfer from UNC. Clark’s decision was discussed in depth when he committed. You can read more about him here.
Roscoe Johnson just committed yesterday. He’s a 6’1 190 lbs WR from the state of South Carolina. Johnson redshirted his freshman season and has mainly been a special teams contributor for the Tar Heels in his time at UNC. As a receiver during his 3 seasons of play, he did record 14 receptions for 157 yards. For Louisville, Johnson will provide depth and help on special teams. It will be interesting to see if Louisville utilizes him more than North Carolina did at WR. Johnson was a 3 Star recruit out of high school.
Johnson is a grad transfer and will be eligible to play this season. Clark must sit out this season due to NCAA transfer rules. However, there is always a chance he applies for a waiver and, if granted, could play this season. As of now, that is not the case.
To read more about Louisville’s newest players, read UofL’s press release below.
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT:
UofL Football Adds a Pair of Transfers
Defensive back Kei’Trel Clark and wide receiver Roscoe Johnson signed with the Cardinals.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville football team added depth to its roster with the signing of a pair of transfers in defensive back Kei’Trel Clark and wide receiver Roscoe Johnson, UofL head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Monday.
A rising sophomore, Clark played one season at Liberty, giving him three seasons of eligibility remaining for the Cardinals. The native of Richmond, Va., was a starter in 13 games for the Flames, recording 38 tackles, three tackles for a loss, one sack, and six pass breakups.
The 5-foot-10, 160-pound cornerback recorded a season best six tackles versus New Mexico State, and five in a second game versus the Aggies and five against Maine.
Clark was a three-star prospect out of Manchester High, earning first-team all-region honors as defensive back and a punt return specialist. He earned second-team all-state accolades as a defensive back and first-team all-state as a punt return specialist, guiding Manchester to the VHSL 6A state title as a senior
A graduate transfer from North Carolina, Johnson played three seasons for the Tar Heels, recording 14 receptions for 157 yards in his career.
Last season, Johnson spent the year as a reserve wide receiver and special teams player, playing in two games for the Tar Heels. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide out made two catches for 39 yards against NC State, his only receiving numbers for the 2019 season.
The Jonesville, S.C., native appeared in 11 games and made one start as a redshirt freshman in 2017. He closed the year with a career best nine catches for 90 yards, posting a season best three receptions for 40 yards against Notre Dame.
Playing scholastically at Union County, Johnson was ranked as a 247Sports Composite three-star prospect and the No. 188 wide receiver and No. 23 player in the state of South Carolina. He closed his senior year with 50 receptions for more than 800 yards and eight touchdowns, earning first-team all-area accolades.