The eligibility clock doesn't start until he's in college, so there shouldn't be any reason for this to be one of his 5.
This is my only reasoning for not being certain about it being four to play four. I forgot what exactly it was, if anything, that is preventing him from being able to have five to play four.
The plan at this point is for Johnson to work on making the required score this fall and enroll at LSU in January, when he would have four years to complete his four years of eligibility.
From a column by Rabalais last April. I think he's wrong, though, and you are right. It will be five to play four. LINK
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