The Florida Gators had a second player enter the transfer portal since the end of spring camp. Cornerback Jahari Rogers is the most recent to depart the Florida program, as first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com.
The former four-star recruit out of Arlington, Texas, redshirted in 2020, but saw limited action against Missouri, Alabama and Oklahoma late in the season. He made a pair of tackles in the SEC Championship Game and had a pass breakup in the Cotton Bowl.
Rogers’ decision to enter the portal comes as a surprise, considering he was expected to compete for some significant playing time in 2021. He leaves a cornerback unit that was already relatively inexperienced behind veterans Kaiir Elam and Jaydon Hill.
While Rogers could have been a contributor this season, the Gators still have good numbers at the position, but will be in search of young players to step up in his absence. True freshman Jason Marshall Jr. had an outstanding spring and will now be needed even more in his first season in Gainesville. Fellow true freshman Jordan Young along with redshirt freshmen Ethan Pouncey and Avery Helm round out Florida’s young depth chart.