Former Florida State wide receiver announces transfer target


At the end of the bowl season, several college football players are making a choice between entering the NFL draft and going back to school. In addition, other players remain in the transfer portal and look for new programs.

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Keyshawn Helton, a member of the Florida State Recruiting Class of 2018, tweeted Jan. 4 that he was moving to Cincinnati.

Helton, a Pensacola, Fla. native, joins the Bearcats after five seasons in Tallahassee. Adding speed to Cincinnati’s wide receiving unit, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound wide receiver offers experience in the slot and as a returner.

Despite suffering a season-ending injury in 2019, Helton had a career total of 61 receptions for 819 yards and eight touchdowns, according to Seminoles.com. He rallied for 612 yards on kickoff and punt returns.

After Wisconsin hired their former head coach Luke Fickell, the Bearcats hired former Louisville head coach Scott Satterfield on December 5.

Satterfield is familiar with Helton, having practiced against the Seminoles for the past four seasons.

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Helton’s most catches in a game came on September 20, 2019 against Satterfield and Louisville, where he finished with seven receptions for 96 yards in the 35-24 win.

A true freshman, Helton recorded three receptions and a career-high 100 reception yards against Clemson on October 27, 2018.

Cincinnati exits the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and joins the Big 12 beginning in 2023.

Helton and the Bearcats open the 2023 regular season on September 2 against Eastern Kentucky.

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