WMU receiver enters transfer portal

Lewis previously played at Wake Forest before coming to Western Michigan as a graduate transfer. 

Western Michigan wide receiver Cortez Lewis has entered the transfer portal, according to college football writer Chris Hummer from 247Sports. 

The Broncos welcomed Lewis in as a graduate transfer in May after Lewis graduated from Wake Forest. As a Demon Deacon, Lewis played in 35 career games, hauling in 88 receptions for 1,158 yards and five touchdowns. In 2015, he made 47 receptions for 611 yards and four touchdowns, all career-bests.

Lewis is the third wide receiver to transfer from the program in the offseason. Keishawn Watson entered the transfer portal in January as a graduate transfer before settling on Appalachian State as his destination in May. Jayden Reed, WMU’s top wide receiver last year as a freshman, transferred from the Broncos to Michigan State in late May. Watson is eligible to play for the Mountaineers this season as a grad transfer, as Reed must sit out a year due to NCAA rules.

Wide receiver depth continues to be one of the biggest question marks heading into the 2019-20 season for the Broncos. D’Wayne Eskridge is coming off a 38 catch, 776 yard receiving season, but the coaching staff has also had plans to play him at defensive back. 

Western Michigan will have to look to the likes of young players such as sophomore Jaylen Hall to step up in the passing game. Hall showed nice promise last season with 11 catches and 170 yards receiving, but will most likely carry a much heavier workload this season.

Junior Tyron Arnett can bring some experience to the aerial attack, as he has totaled 17 receptions for 236 yards in his first two seasons as a Bronco.

The Broncos will start their 2019-20 season on Aug. 31 against Monmouth University at Waldo Stadium. 

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