Arizona State Football’s Top 3 Incoming Transfers for 2022

Emory Jones, University of Florida (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)
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Another 4-star recruit from the class of 2018, Vanderbilt wide receiver Cam Johnson transferred to Arizona State in May 2022.

Like Nesta Jade Silvera, Cam Johnson was a highly-touted recruit out of high school with a composite 4-star ranking in addition to being the No. 43 wide receiver in the class and the 8th best player coming out of Tennessee.

The 6-foot, 198 pound pass catcher also spent four years at the school he committed to out of high school, Vanderbilt University.

At Vanderbilt, Johnson had some moderately productive years in 2019 and 2021 with one better than average season in 2020. In that year, he had 546 receptions for 545 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Overall, his college career to this point has been less than stellar considering the expectations placed on him as a fresh high school recruit. That being said, he has a lot of the skills necessary to succeed as a Division 1 receiver and will have the opportunity to showcase that at Arizona State.

The departures of Ricky Pearsall, Johnny Wilson, Geordon Porter, Lonyatta Alexander and Cade Cadam have placed the Sun Devils in a precarious situation. No returning receivers on the current Arizona State roster had more than 200 yards receiving in 2021 and the vast majority of last year’s pass catching production is either in the transfer portal or already with a new team.

The lack of pass catchers will likely mean a heavily increased role for a transfer like Cam Johnson who will be expected to produce starting in Week One. Johnson is one of the top three transfers of 2022 simply due to the fact that he MUST play like a top transfer to keep Arizona State in contention in the Pac-12 South.