Johnson, who had made a scholarship offer to him prior to the accident that Ratliffe accepted, honored the offer and is planning for Ratliffe will enroll in January as he continues his rehabilitation. There is no guarantee that he’ll be able to play ever again. The crash caused significant muscle control and mental-skills issues that he has rehabilitated to repair.
“It’s like I told him, He’s going to work his rehab as hard as he can and we’re going to plan on doing that,” Johnson said. “And if he doesn’t (come back to play), he’ll be our assistant quarterback coach. Either way, he’s going to have a good future.”