Kylan Johnson enters NCAA transfer portal

Florida redshirt junior linebacker Kylan Johnson has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal and will leave the University of Florida.

A native of Dallas, Texas Johnson played in 33 games during his career at Florida. The linebacker appeared mostly on special teams. Johnson redshirted in 2015 during his freshman season. He appeared in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman. He started the final five games of the season totaling 39 tackles, five for a loss, one sack, one pass breakup, one quarterback hurry and one fumble recovery. As a sophomore in 2017 Johnson dealt with injuries that limited him to just seven games. He played in all 13 games for Florida in 2018, making two starts.

Florida has been on both ends of the transfer market this season. Receiver Daquon Green and offensive lineman T.J. McCoy transferred to Murray State and Louisville respectively. The Gators also received a transfer from linebacker/defensive end Jon Greenard from Louisville.

The Gators’ coaching staff put a big emphasis on the linebacker position this past recruiting cycle. Florida signed four linebackers in the class and added Greenard through a transfer.

Florida, by Gator Country’s count, is at 86 total scholarships with the departure of Johnson and the addition of the 2019 recruiting class. It’s not a violation because Florida won’t have all of the 2019 recruiting class on campus, thus wouldn’t be over the limit when spring practice starts. However, Florida would need to be at 85 scholarships by the start of fall camp.

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