@ZachAbolverdi: #Gators DB/WR Marqui Hawkins tells me he's transferring from #UF to seek a better opportunity for his playing career and be closer to home. @ZachAbolverdi: Marqui Hawkins told me the move to safety this spring factored into his decision to transfer and he wants to play WR at his next school. According to 247Sports National Recruiting Insider Ryan Bartow, Florida safetyMarqui Hawkins will leave the Gators program and has been given a full release to transfer to the school of his choosing. UF compliance has given Hawkins permission to talk with other schools and he will officially be granted his release in writing on Tuesday. Already, Nebraska has verbally offered Hawkins, who is expected to transition to safety at his next stop. The 6-foot-1, 213-pound Hawkins redshirted this past season at Florida and moved from receiver this spring. From Columbus (Ga.) Carver, Hawkins was the No. 40 overall prospect in the state of Georgia for the 2013 cycle per 247Sports Composite rankings.