Jake Allen was Jim McElwain‘s first quarterback commit. Had Allen been a year older, this story could be entirely different.
Instead, on Tuesday, Allen announced his intention to transfer from the University of Florida program via Twitter.
God bless. pic.twitter.com/wR5mXLS9l6
— Jake Allen (@JakeAllen_14) April 18, 2018
Allen was the #23 ranked prostyle quarterback in the 2017 recruiting cycle. He redshirted his freshman year and will have three years of eligibility after sitting out one year per NCAA requirements.
Allen alluded to the move to a more spread offense as a key in his decision to transfer and it was clear that he was burined on the depth chart.
Allen played in Saturday’s Orange and Blue spring game, but was the last QB to enter (even behind walk-on Nathan Sproles), finishing 4-7 for 7 yards while rushing three times for 18 yards.
Florida now has three scholarship quarterbacks on the roster, redshirt sophomores Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask and true Freshman Emory Jones, but could elect to recruit a graduate-transfer.
Florida will begin Fall camp in August with the season opener set for September 1.
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