Former top-rated DL Antonneous Clayton to transfer from Florida after three seasons

By Adam Silverstein
March 25, 2019
Former top-rated DL Antonneous Clayton to transfer from Florida after three seasons
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The No. 27 player in the Class of 2016, former four-star defensive lineman Antonneous Clayton on Monday announced his decision to leave the Florida Gators and transfer to another program.

After thanking his coaches and praising the university, Clayton wrote, via Twitter, “This decision is harder than it sounds but please understand I will be forever grateful for gator nation for their support and i wish you all the best.”

Clayton played in five games as a true freshman in 2016 but suffered a season-ending injury against Florida State. He was cleared to return in 2017, though he only played nine games in his second campaign.

He received a redshirt last season after playing just three nonconference games (Charleston Southern, Colorado State, Idaho) and will have have one year of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year in residence due to his five-year eligibility clock. Clayton would have an opportunity to apply for a waiver either to play immediately in 2019 or for an additional year in 2021.

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