MIAMI ( – Storm winds are blowing out of the University of Miami. Running back Storm Johnson announced Tuesday night he was leaving the Miami Hurricanes just 10 days after issuing a statement he had no intention to transfer.

Johnson’s transfer ends a spring full of speculation about the sophomore running back and kick returner. Rumors had been swirling that Johnson was one of six players who are reportedly suspended for the 2011 season opener against Maryland.

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Johnson rushed for 119 yards on nine carries in 2010, but couldn’t climb above either Mike James or Lamar Miller on the depth chart exiting spring ball. He also record UM’s longest touchdown run since 2001 in last season’s regular season finale against South Florida.

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Storm Johnson was a highly-touted four-star recruit out of Loganville, Georgia and was the 22nd best recruit in the nation according to coming out of high school.