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Florida Grad Transfer Linebacker Kylan Johnson Joins Pitt 2019 Roster



The mystery “Pat Signal” from a couple weeks is no longer a mystery.

The Pitt football program has announced that Florida linebacker Kylan Johnson has joined the team as a graduate transfer and will have one season of eligibility remaining.

With the Florida Gators, Johnson played in 33 games over a 3 year span and made 9 starts. During that timespan, Johnson collected 83 tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses and 1 sack.

Johnson will add experience to Pitt’s linebacker depth chart after having lost the three starters from last season (Elijah Zeise, Quintin Wirginis and Seun Idowu). Johnson will compete with returning letterman Saleem Brightwell, Elias Reynolds, Phil Campbell, Chase Pine and Cam Bright.

“Kylan is a really smart player with a great nose for the football,” Narduzzi said. “He can play either outside linebacker and is a great fit for our scheme. Kylan’s experience and athleticism will be immediate assets for our linebacker group.”

With the addition of Johnson, it does mean that someone will have to come off scholarship since Pat Narduzzi’s team was already at the 85 scholarship limit. In all likelihood, that’s something that won’t be reveled or announced by the program until the start of camp in August.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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