Rutgers QB/TE announces plans to leave program, hit transfer portal
After spending the last four years at Rutgers, quarterback and tight end Johnathan Lewis has decided to transfer out of the program. He made the announcement in a social media post on Monday night.
Lewis started his career at Rutgers as a quarterback in 2017, but transitioned to the tight end position in 2018, a spot he was most used for that year. However, Lewis still saw reps at quarterback during that season.
During the 2020 season, Lewis appeared in five of Rutgers’ nine games and registered a tackle on special teams in a loss to Michigan.
— Johnathan Lewis🇯🇲 (@teamjlew) January 25, 2021
In his statement, Lewis said he will be a graduate transfer, meaning he’ll have immediate eligibility at his next stop. After missing the 2019 season due to injury and the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all student-athletes in the 2020 season, he’ll also have three years of eligibility remaining.
As a freshman in 2017, Lewis appeared in seven games for the Scarlet Knights, completing 14-of-38 pass attempts for 167 yards and 2 touchdowns with 4 interceptions. He also rushed for 111 yards and 4 touchdowns during that season.
Lewis played in nine more games between the 2018 and 2020 seasons, but the one tackle against Michigan was the only statistic he recorded.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Lewis has shown plenty of versatility and a willingness to play multiple positions if needed. While he hasn’t mentioned a potential landing spot, there will likely be plenty of suitors for the former Scarlet Knight.