Gators cornerback Jahari Rogers enters transfer portal

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

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.

Bailiegh Carlton
A lifelong sports fan, Bailiegh Carlton knew from a young age that she wanted to work in sports in some capacity. Before transferring to the University of Florida to study journalism, she played softball at Gulf Coast State College. She then interned for Gator Country for three years as she worked toward her degree. After graduation, Bailiegh decided to explore other opportunities in the world of sports, but all roads led her right back here. In her time away, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. When she isn't working, she can almost always be found snuggled up with sweet baby Ridley, Cody and her four fur babies.