Edge rusher Lloyd Summerall has entered the transfer portal

Gator Country has learned that edge rusher Lloyd Summerall has entered the transfer portal on Tuesday morning.

“I appreciate the University of Florida and the whole organization for everything throughout these past years,” Summerall wrote on a Twitter graphic.

“I will be entering my name in the transfer portal seeking a new home.”

The Lakeland product was a member of Florida’s 2019 recruiting class. He came into college listed at 6-5, 214 pounds, according to the Gators’ official roster.

Summerall played in just five games throughout his first two years at Florida. In 2021, Summerall weighed 247 pounds and played in all 12 games in a special teams and reserved edge rusher role.

Summerall entered the portal in 2021 when Billy Napier became head coach at the University of Florida, but quickly withdrew his name from the portal and returned for another season.

In 2022, Summerall played in 11 games and totaled 6 tackles (2 solo), .5 TFL, and one fumble recovery. He logged 86 defensive snaps and 121 on special teams.

When Brenton Cox was dismissed from the Gators, it opened up a spot at edge. Third year sophomore Antwuan Powell-Ryland quickly claimed that role and took over as an every down player. Edge rusher David Reese saw more snaps than Summerall did this season; both are in the transfer portal.

The redshirt sophomore totaled 15 tackles (5 solo), three TFL, 1.5 sacks, and a fumble recovery across 28 games in four years at Florida.

Summerall has two years of eligibility at his next stop.

This is the third OLB/Edge rusher Florida has lost in the transfer portal in the last 48 hours (Borders, Reese, Summerall).

Jack Pyburn may receive significant playing time in the Las Vegas Bowl game.

Nick Marcinko
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