On Wednesday afternoon, redshirt sophomore offensive lineman Tre Johnson announced that he would be leaving the University of Miami and the Canes Football program.
It’s official that I will be leaving the university of Miami— tre johnson (@trej567) May 16, 2018
A little used lineman, Johnson came to Miami with great height and weight at 6’7’ 305lbs but lacking in functional strength and needing refinement to his blocking skills. Over the course of 2 years at Miami, Johnson was unable to earn his way onto the field for the Canes, and it looked as though that wouldn’t be changing in this or future seasons.
Johnson did not participate in spring practice for the Hurricanes, a move which seemed to have signaled today’s decision to head elsewhere to continue his academic and athletic careers.
Looking back to the 2016 recruiting class, Johnson was the only Offensive Lineman that Miami signed in that cycle. That isn’t good, on a number of levels, and is but another glimpse of the failings of the previous coaching staff, which are still being felt and addressed on some level years after the fact.
Johnson offered no further statement on his departure, and the University of Miami has not announced anything from their end at this time. I will update this piece once the Miami Athletics statement is available.
In the end, Tre Johnson was a fine person, but not a good enough football player to earn his way onto the field at Miami. It happens.
We wish Tre Johnson the best in his future endeavors. More on Canes Football in the coming days.