S. Dakota State WR Johnson enters transfer portal
South Dakota State wide receiver Cade Johnson has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
The 5-foot-10 senior from Papillion, Neb., made the announcement Tuesday on social media.
“Please respect my decision. … I gave my blood, sweat, and tears to the program and wish nothing but the best to my coaches, brothers and the community of Brookings,” tweeted Johnson, one of a handful of players from the FCS level who are on NFL radars for the 2021 draft.
The Jackrabbits play in the Missouri Valley Conference, which announced last week it was postponing its football season to the spring.
Johnson told the Omaha World-Herald he hopes to play his final season with a school in one of the high-profile FBS conferences — if those conferences delay football to the spring. If those conferences stick with a fall season, however, he said he would complete his coursework at South Dakota State and reevaluate his options for the spring.
A 2019 All-American at the FCS level, Johnson caught 72 passes for 1,222 yards and eight touchdowns last season. He had 67 receptions for 1,332 yards and a school-record 17 touchdowns in 2018.
–Field Level Media