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San Jose State Football: Rashead Johnson Transfers To The Spartans

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Ron Caragher and the Spartans land a big time transfer from USC.

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Rahshead Johson has made it official that he is transferring out of USC and is headed to the San Jose State Spartans.

A former four star recruit out of Cabrillo High, he was rated as the No. 19 wide receiver in the country, and No. 13 player out of California, according to Rivals. He took a redshirt his freshman year at Southern Cal in 2014, and will not be able to play for the Spartans until the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He is a hybrid receiver/defensive back, but it does appear that head coach Ron Caragher plans to use him as a defensive back, as that's the spot he was practicing at on Tuesday.

"He is the type of athlete that could play on both sides, but we like him as a DB", Caragher said to the Mercury News.

There is not yet a definitive reason as to why he is transferring out from USC, but when it was announced back in January that he was looking to transfer, the reports were that he was looking to have a bigger role on a team.

"Excited to have him," says head coach Ron Caragher. "We were aware of him in high school and excited to add him. Any time you add a talented player, a good young man who is hungry, who wants to develop as a player. I think he'll be a boost to our program in 2016."