Hawkins to transfer

After sitting out last season and being moved to safety, redshirt freshman Marqui Hawkins has decided to transfer from the University of Florida. Hawkins is from Columbus, Georgia, and originally picked Florida over Clemson, Tennessee and Southern California, among others. A desire to move closer to his family spurred the decision, but he claims no burnt bridges with the program.

“Man I just want to get closer to the house,” Hawkins told Gator Country Wednesday. “There is no bad blood or anything. Everything is cool with Florida.”

Hawkins says he has no transfer restrictions from head coach Will Muschamp, and he will become the ninth Gator to transfer out of the program since Florida’s 4-8 2013 campaign came to an end.

Andrew Spivey contributed to this report.

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Richard Johnson
Richard lives in Gainesville and prides himself in being a bonafide lifelong Alachua County Resident. He attends the University of Florida and is in his third year studying Telecommunications. He isn’t sure how he started loving football being the son of two immigrants that don’t care about the sport, but he has developed a borderline unhealthy obsession with it. In his free time, Richard watches other sports and is an avid fan of the Los Angeles Lakers and Tampa Bay Rays. He doesn’t like chocolate, knows Moe’s is better than Chipotle and drinks way too many Arnold Palmers. He also took up golf in the summer of 2012. That pursuit isn’t going well. You can listen to him talk about sports during the Cheapseats radio show on ESPN 850-WRUF or online at WRUF.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RagjUF.