Allen announces he’s transferring from Florida

Jake Allen will transfer away from the University of Florida, the redshirt freshman quarterback announced on his Twitter Tuesday night.

Allen was a two-year starter for the St. Thomas Aquinas Raiders and led his team to a 13-2 record and State Championship as a senior in 2016. He committed to Jim McElwain prior to his junior season in high school and enrolled in 2017. Allen took a redshirt his freshman season.

In his message on Twitter Allen cited the new offense as a reason why he was making the decision.

“To Gator Nation: I believe Coach Mullen is going to turn the program around and have seen the team come together. With that said, because the offense is not the right fit for me, and because I want to continue to pursue my dream to play in the NFL, I am now seeing other opportunities to play football and I am opening up my recruitment.”

Allen was a distant fourth in the Florida Gators quarterback race this spring with returning starter Feleipe Franks and redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask handling the first team reps and freshman Emory Jones taking most of the second and third team reps ahead of Allen.

Several of Allen’s tammates took to Twitter to send their regards to the quarterback.

Kyle Trask

Tyrie Cleveland

Brett DioGuardi

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A South Florida native, Nick developed a passion for all things sports at a very young age. His love for baseball was solidified when he saw Al Leiter’s no-hitter for the Marlins live in May of 1996. He was able to play baseball in college but quickly realized there isn’t much of a market for short, slow outfielders that hit around the Mendoza line. Wanting to continue with sports in some capacity he studied journalism at the University of Central Florida. Nick got his first start in the business as an intern for a website covering all things related to the NFL draft before spending two seasons covering the Florida football team at Bleacher Report. That job led him to GatorCountry. When he isn’t covering Gator sports, Nick enjoys hitting way too many shots on the golf course, attempting to keep up with his favorite t.v. shows and watching the Heat, Dolphins and Marlins. Follow him on twitter @NickdelatorreGC