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.
God bless. pic.twitter.com/wR5mXLS9l6
— Jake Allen (@JakeAllen_14) April 18, 2018
Several of Allen’s tammates took to Twitter to send their regards to the quarterback.
— Kyle Trask (@ktrask9) April 18, 2018
— Cleve (@Tyrie_1) April 18, 2018
Gonna miss you boss ✊ I’ll hold down Taco Tuesday for ya
— Brett DioGuardi (@BrettDioGuardi) April 18, 2018