Syracuse, N.Y.– Syracuse receiver Nykeim Johnson will transfer to Kent State to play out his final season under previous SU assistant coach Sean Lewis.

Johnson revealed his new school Friday night.

Johnson, a senior from Washington, D.C., chosen to take benefit of unique NCAA legislation approving fall athletes an additional year of eligibility because of the unique coronavirus. Johnson has one season of eligibility staying.

He garnered second-team, All-ACC honors this past season for his efforts as a return professional. In 46 profession video games, the rapid slot receiver captured 88 passes for 1,055 yards and eight goals.

At Kent State he’ll connect back up with Lewis, the previous SU offensive planner and quarterbacks coach entering his 4th season as a head coach.

Lewis has quickly turned the Golden Flashes into a championship contender in the Mid-American Conference. Kent State led all FBS schools balancing 606.5 yards of offense and 49.8 points per game this season, finishing 3-1.

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