Linebacker David Reese will enter the transfer portal

Gator Country has learned that redshirt junior David Reese will enter the transfer portal.

Reese took to social media to announce his decision.

“First and foremost, I would like to thank god for blessing me with the ability to even play the game of football,” Reese wrote in a Twitter graphic.

“On top of that, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout these past few years. To the coaches and staff at UF, thank you for all of the opportunity and continuous support for these past four years.

With that being said, I will be entering my name in the transfer portal with 2 years of eligibility remaining.”

The Vero Beach High School product was a member of the Gators’ 2018 recruiting class. He had offers 16 offers, including Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, and Tennessee.

Reese totaled 9 tackles (5 solo) in 19 games played across five seasons at UF. Several serious injuries set him back throughout his career at Florida.

The 6-1, 238 pound outside linebacker played in all 12 games in 2022, primarily on special teams or in a reserved role. Reese was a part of 103 defensive snaps and logged 91 on ST.

Reese has a chance to be one of the few athletes to play seven years of college football as he was granted a medical redshirt during his time as a Gator.

This is the 17th transfer/dismissal from the Gators’ 2022 roster.

Nick Marcinko
Nick is a recent graduate from the University of Florida with a degree in Telecommunications. He is passionate about all sports but specifically baseball and football. Nick interned at Inside the Gators and worked part time with Knights247 before joining the Gator Country family. Nick enjoys spending his free time golfing and at the beach.