After Billy Napier took the head coaching job at Florida, it was evident that a few of the Ragin' Cajuns would follow, but the question was which players would it be?? On last Thursday, running back Montrell Johnson announced that he was following his old coach to the Swamp.
"When coach Napier told us he was leaving, I knew that it was a possibility I could end up there," Johnson said. "Having the opportunity to play at the highest level & be great was something I've always wanted.
Johnson didn't really consider any other schools besides Florida after hitting the portal because of the familiarity with most of the staff.
"I didn't really entertain any other schools like that because I knew that Florida is where I wanted to be," he said. "I knew coach Juluke & coach Napier being there it would make my transition easier. Already being familiar with the offense & having a close relationship with coach Juluke played a huge part in all of this."
He led the Ragin' Cajuns in carries last season with 162 for 838 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns. The Sun Belt Conference recognized as him the Freshman of the Year. Coming to the SEC will be a different beast but I'm sure Johnson's 5-foot-11, 210 pound frame will help him get acclimated to this league just fine.
"I know I can have success in the SEC as long as I work hard & take care of my body the right way," Johnson said. "I'm just ready to get started so I can prove I belong on this level," he said. "Being here for spring football will be a big advantage for me & I'm excited to start my new journey."
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