The Oregon Ducks signed four high school wide receivers during the 2019 recruiting cycle.

But they added a veteran presence Thursday.

Penn State wide receiver Juwan Johnson, who announced plans to become a graduate transfer in mid-January, announced his commitment to Oregon on Valentine’s Day and will be eligible for the upcoming season:

The 6-foot-4, 231-pound pass-catcher hauled in 54 passes for 701 yards and a touchdown as a sophomore before a junior campaign marred by the injury bug and drop issues (25 catches, 352 yards, one touchdown).

Coming out of high school in the class of 2015, Johnson was a U.S. Army All-American and was rated the nation’s No. 12 wide receiver, choosing Penn State over Alabama, Michigan State, Ohio State and others.

During his recruitment, Johnson’s primary recruiter at Alabama was then-associated head coach/offensive line coach Mario Cristobal.

That previous relationship, combined with Oregon’s need at receiver after the departure of Dillon Mitchell (75 catches, 1,184 yards, 10 touchdowns), made Eugene the immediate favorite in Johnson’s second recruitment.

Johnson, who took an official visit to Oregon during the first week of February, joins prep newcomers Josh Delgado (enrolled), Mycah Pittman (arriving in March), Lance Wilhoite and J.R. Waters (summer arrivals), as well as returning veterans Jaylon Redd, Johnny Johnson III, Brendan Schooler, Bryan Addison and others.

— The Oregonian

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