3-time FCS All-American receiver enters the NCAA transfer portal
After tearing up the record books at South Dakota State, Cade Johnson is looking for a new place to play football in 2020.
You may have never heard of Johnson until now there isn’t a receiver in the nation that is set to return more yards from the previous two football seasons than the former South Dakota State star. According to Johnson’s SDSU bio, he’s a 3-time FCS All-American.
Spanning the previous two college football seasons, Johnson has racked up 139 catches for 2,554 receiving yards and 25 touchdowns. While he didn’t make much of an impact on offense during his freshman season, Johnson set the South Dakota State program record for kick return yards.
Now he’s looking for a new home as Johnson announced on Tuesday that he has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
Following news of Johnson’s decision to enter the portal, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic shared this comment on Johnson: “Cade Johnson would start pretty much at any FBS program: ‘He has the ability to get off press. He has really good acceleration and gets on people fast. He’s extremely tough. He looks like a starting NFL slot, and I don’t think he’s just an inside guy…'”
Johnson is a Nebraska native but given the uncertainty surrounding the Big Ten’s fate this college football season, there’s reason to believe the FCS All-American is going to likely explore his options away from his home state school.
If Johnson wants to prove he has what it takes in the NFL, there’s no better place to showcase his skills than in the SEC. Without a doubt, you can be sure league teams are reaching out now that the All-American is officially listed in the NCAA transfer portal.