It wasn’t all bad news for LSU on Friday.
Three days after 2011 signee Mickey Johnson was told that he would not be able to enroll at LSU this fall as a result of academic issues related to the NCAA Clearinghouse, the NCAA sent Johnson the news he had been waiting on all summer.
“(Thursday) I found out that they approved my summer school class, so all they had to do was sign off on it (Friday),” Johnson said. “(LSU assistant athletic director for football operations) coach (Sam) Nader called me after that and said I was good to go.
“I’m extremely excited. It’s finally official. I’m cleared.”
Over the summer, Johnson retook a course at St. Paul’s and enrolled in a credit recovery program in hopes of becoming cleared before fall camp.
“We sent over 500 pages of documents stating what we had done, and from there it was in the NCAA’s hands,” Johnson said.
With the green flag, Johnson will head to Baton Rouge and enroll in school immediately.
“I am just ready to get over there and schedule some classes,” he said. “I am going to have to be there (Friday) afternoon. I’m supposed to start setting things up about 1:30 (p.m.).”
Johnson, a four-star prospect and the No. 19-ranked defensive tackle according to Scout.com, joins Anthony Johnson, Quentin Thomas and Jermauria Rasco as the defensive line additions in the 2011 class.
Johnson said he plans to join the team immediately.