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.