Gators WR Ja’Juan Story set to transfer

Redshirt freshman wide receiver Ja’Juan Story, who joined the Florida Gators as part of head coach Will Muschamp’s first recruiting class in 2011, decided on Thursday to leave the program and transfer to another school.

Story committed to the Gators before Muschamp took the helm but stayed solid in his commitment to Florida and followed through with signing his National Letter of Intent that February. After being redshirted his freshman season and far back on the depth chart heading into 2012, Story decided it was time to look for an opportunity elsewhere.

“Ja’Juan Story came to me [Thursday] and just didn’t feel like he was fitting. He did an outstanding job as a student here,” Muschamp said following the announcement on Friday. “He felt like he just needed to transfer and sometimes that happens. You don’t fit; you don’t feel like you’re fitting with what we’re trying to do and as we move forward with this. So we wish him all the luck in the world.”

He will be the 14th player to transfer off the Gators football team since Muschamp was hired to take over the program in Dec. 2010 and second offensive player (tight end A.C. Leonard) to do so in the last three weeks. Muschamp said following the school’s announcement that there will be some restrictions on where Story can transfer.

Despite not having great production at the position, Florida does have talent at receiver including redshirt senior Frankie Hammond, Jr., redshirt junior Andre Debose, redshirt sophomore Quinton Dunbar and freshman Latroy Pittman. Redshirt junior Stephen Alli and junior Solomon Patton could also play a bigger role this season.

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10 Responses to “Gators WR Ja’Juan Story set to transfer”

  1. Alex says:

    WR recruiting at UF has been a failure the last 5 years.

  2. Tractorr says:

    Considering how this group of receivers have performed, Story must not have lived up to his billing. Probably not that big of a loss.

  3. Daniel M. says:

    Good luck kid.

    Another SCHOLLIE!

  4. DGlockUF says:

    Good luck to Ja’Juan, wherever he goes.

    That being said, you’re either a Gator or GATOR BAIT!

    GO GATORS!!!

  5. Andrew says:

    This doesn’t make sense. Why transfer so soon? He’s only a RS Freshmen. Did he not want to compete? How many guys don’t start their first 1-2 years? 50%? 75%?

  6. Joe says:

    Glad to see we are finally starting to restrict where these transfers can go. Are we EVER going to get back to 85 scholarship players

  7. Walt P says:

    So soon season haven’t even begun. Then what about injuries. Hope he finds his place on a team but wow it’s really early to transfer and still not be able to play this year. Wow

  8. Kyle says:

    Bc he already redshirted, it was now or never. Enroll pretty quickly- then be eligible for rs soph year…

  9. Mr2Bits says:

    One of 2 things. He saw the depth chart and realized he wont be able to crack it with what we have and who we have coming in or the coaches sat with him and it was a mutual departure to free up space for the haul that is 2013.

  10. Fuller says:

    Another Urban washout…..now a trannie.