Three-star tight end recruit Daniel Imatorbhebhe may have enrolled early at Florida after signing his letter of intent, but now it appears he could be headed out. Per a report from Bob Redman of Scout.com, Imatorbhebhe will leave school and transfer to a new program, without having even played a down for the Gators.
According to Redman, Imatorbhebhe’s reasoning comes from the fact that senior tight end Jake McGee is expected to be the man that first-year head coach Jim McElwain will start, even though McGee is recovering from a broken leg sustained last season and has yet to participate in contact drills.
Since this will be the former Virginia transfer’s sixth season, technically, freshman Imatorbhebhe would have struggled to find playing time unless he absolutely rocked the house in practice. Instead, he’ll look to kickstart his college career elsewhere.
Imatorbhebhe is the second player McElwain has lost to transfer thus far, the first being quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg, who ended up going to Columbia.
The McElwain era is set to open on September 5, when Florida faces New Mexico State in Gainesville. In four seasons under McElwain’s predecessor Will Muschamp, the Gators went 28-21 (17-15 SEC) and won the SEC East Division crown in 2012.
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