JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The story of De'Andre Johnson, a First Coast High graduate who was kicked off the Florida State Seminoles football team after an incident where he hit a woman at a Tallahassee bar, will continue at Boca Raton's Florida Atlantic University.
The quarterback who spent the last year playing football at East Mississippi Community College signed to play for new Owls coach Lane Kiffin on Wednesday.
Johnson was charged with misdemeanor battery and reached a plea deal after the June 2015 incident. The incident was caught on video and played numerous times by national media.
“I made a mistake. I shouldn’t have done it. It doesn’t really matter what she did or what provoked me. I shouldn’t have raised my hand to her, which I did.” Johnson told First Coast News in October.
Johnson's new coach at FAU, Lane Kiffin, is finishing up the season as offensive coordinator at Alabama before moving to Boca full-time.
Johnson will enroll at FAU in January.