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Pat Signal: Pitt lands Florida grad transfer Kylan Johnson

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NCAA Football: Charleston Southern at Florida Glenn Beil-USA TODAY Sports

Florida graduate transfer Kylan Johnson will join Pitt for the 2019 season, according to an announcement from Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi on Wednesday afternoon.

Johnson, a former three-star recruit out of Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas, spent the past four years with the Gators, redshirting as a freshman in 2015 and maintaining letterman status from 2016 to 2018. He has one year of eligibility left and can play immediately.

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

Over a span of 33 games at Florida, including nine starts, Johnson amassed 83 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for losses and one sack. He will likely play a prominent role at Pitt, given his experience, his brief window of opportunity, and the fact that the team will not return key contributors Seun Idowu, Quintin Wirginis and Elijah Zeise at the linebacker position.