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Kansas State Lands Former Four-Star WR Keagan Johnson From Iowa

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The Kansas State Wildcats have landed a huge piece in the transfer portal in former four-star wide receiver prospect Keagan Johnson.

Johnson spent the last two seasons with the Iowa Hawkeyes before hitting the transfer portal. He made his announcement on Twitter on Sunday.


Johnson is from Bellevue, Nebraska and went to Iowa as part of the 2021 class, where he was the No. 2 player in Nebraska and No. 22 athlete in the country, according to 247Sports.

Johnson had a decent true freshman season as he finished with 18 catches for over 350 yards and two scores in 2021, but he only played in one game this season against Nevada and had two catches. Johnson dealt with “nagging injuries” for most the season, according to Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz.


Iowa’s offense ranked 123rd in the nation this season, but now Johnson joins a Kansas State program that is fresh off a Big 12 Championship game victory and is heading to the Sugar Bowl to take on Alabama later this month. It’s a huge boost for the K-State receiving corps as well, as Johnson was coveted by big programs, including Notre Dame and his home-state team of Nebraska, who his now lead by former Baylor coach Matt Rhule.

Johnson has three years of collegiate eligibility remaining.

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