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Syracuse football recruiting: Class of 2017 linebacker Keirston Johnson reopens recruitment

Three-star Class of 2017 linebacker Keirston Johnson announced he’s reopening his commitment via Twitter.

The Robert E. Lee (Florida) High School senior had chosen the Orange over Maryland, Memphis, Buffalo and Coastal Carolina on July 2.

Last season, Johnson recorded 101 total tackles, 15 of which went for a loss, and 10 sacks in 11 games during his senior season, according to MaxPreps.com. 247Sports.com listed Johnson as an inside linebacker.

Syracuse has just two linebacker commits in the Class of 2017 — Canadian linebacker Tyrell Richards and Nadarius Fagan — and Johnson’s decommitment brings SU’s total commits down to 16. 247Sportshas Fagan listed higher than Johnson on its overall board, but Richards does not have a ranking listed.

You can track the entire Class of 2017 here.

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