Reports: Florida LB Kylan Johnson looking to transfer

By Adam Silverstein
March 1, 2019
Reports: Florida LB Kylan Johnson looking to transfer

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Redshirt junior linebacker Kylan Johnson is planning to transfer from the Florida Gators, according to Stadium’s Brett McMurphy and The Athletic’s Will Sammon. Johnson, who played in all 13 games for Florida in 2018 and made two starts, had 27 tackles (seven solo) for the team a year ago.

Though the Gators were thin at linebacker last season, Johnson did not see much action other than as a reserve. A former high school quarterback, he converted to safety when he initially joined Florida but added weight and moved down to linebacker. Johnson started six games (including the final five) as a redshirt freshman in 2016 due to injuries sustained by his teammates but missed the majority of the 2017 campaign due to ailments of his own.

In leaving the Gators, the Texas native will likely seek a starting role — or at least significantly more playing time — at another institution. It is likely that, after completing four years at Florida, Johnson will be able to play immediately at a new program as a graduate transfer, though that has not yet been reported.

Johnson was projected to be a backup for the Gators in 2019.

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