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JUCO defensive back JoJo Johnson commits to Indiana football

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Merrillville native JoJo Johnson announced his commitment to play for Indiana football next season via Twitter Tuesday afternoon. The 3-star defensive back from Junior College, according to 247Sports, initially signed with the University of Notre Dame in high school.  

Johnson tore his ACL in Sept 2021, prematurely ending his first season with Notre Dame. Johnson did not appear in any games and transferred to Iowa Western Community College for the 2022 season — playing in nine games — totaling 16 tackles and three interceptions.  

Iowa Western won the 2022 NJCAA National Championship. Johnson is listed as 5-foot-11, 190 pounds on the program's online roster. According to 247Sports, Johnson received eight other offers besides Indiana in 2023, including Louisiana Tech, Utah State and Illinois.  

As brothers Tiawan Mullen and Trevell Mullen departed Indiana's program in April — both defensive backs — Johnson adds depth to that same position group. No. 75 nationally in 247Sports' JUCO prospect rankings, Johnson has three years of remaining eligibility.  

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