Syracuse Football: Talented WR Kevin Mital departs the Orange program

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Kevin Mital has left Syracuse football to suit up for a university in Canada, per a report.

Kevin Mital, an extremely promising wide receiver in the Syracuse football 2019 recruiting class, is leaving the Orange to play for Laval University in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

CuseNation.com’s Mike McAllister wrote an article on this development, citing a report from Charles-Antoine Sinotte of TA Sports.

Entering the 2020 campaign, the 6-foot-1, 232-pound Mital had been a redshirt freshman for Syracuse after he redshirted during the 2019 term.

According to his bio on cuse.com, Mital’s hometown is in Saint-Hubert, Quebec, Canada, and he attended André-Grasset College.

A member of the Orange’s outside receivers group, Mital suited up at wide receiver and defensive end for André-Grasset College. He was the 2018 CEGEP Division I Offensive Player of the Year in his senior year, when Mital collected 1,058 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.

In his CEGEP career, he set Division I records for receiving yards, with 2,438, as well as touchdowns, with 35. Mital also averaged an impressive 21.2 yards per catch, according to cuse.com. CEGEP is similar in nature to prep schools throughout the United States.

Wide receiver Kevin Mital is among a handful of Syracuse football players who are leaving Central New York.

Here’s an interesting tidbit from McAllister about Mital. “Originally, he had a hard time getting academically cleared by the NCAA. If Syracuse had not stepped in and worked hard with the NCAA to get him cleared, he would have gone to Laval right away rather than spending a season at Syracuse. Now he ends up at Laval anyway.”

McAllister adds that Laval University is a “nice landing spot” for Mital, because the team has captured numerous Vanier Cup titles, which is the national championship of Canadian university football.

Mital isn’t the only Orange player to move on from the Hill. Several weeks ago, we reported that senior safety Allen Stritzinger had entered the transfer portal, at least the third defensive player to do so of late.

In early June, junior linebacker Juan Wallace Jr. announced that he would transfer to Kent State. Redshirt junior linebacker Kadeem Trotter has also put his name into the transfer portal.

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