Safety Corey Collier will enter the transfer portal

Gator Country has learned that Florida Gators safety Corey Collier plans to enter the transfer portal.

Collier took to social media to announce his decision.

“First and foremost I would like to thank god for giving me the ability to play the game that I love dearly without him I would be nothing. This game of football taught me a lot of things and I will never ever take this game or experience for granted,” Collier wrote on a Twitter graphic.

“I would like to thank the University of Florida for all the help that I have received while being there. It was truly a blessing wearing the logo I will never forget the memories I had here.

Thank you Coach Mullen for taking a chance on me out of high school and allowing me to live out my dream and play college football at the highest level. It was truly a blessing wearing that logo and putting on for the gators.

Thanks Coach Napier and staff for every they have did for me and taught me since January, you guys honestly have been doing a great job and have a really bright future. i wish you guys nothing but the best.

To my DBU Brothers and teammates!! I thank you guys for bringing me in and treating me like a brother of Ya’ll own. Through the ups and downs the wins and losses we still found a way to fight through the tough times and fight on Saturday’s love all Ya’ll boys to death. With that being said, I will be entering my name in the transfer portal and looking for a new place to call home. I’ll forever be a Gator. Go Gators!”

The redshirt freshman struggled to find the field in his two years at Florida. Collier played in just two games and redshirted in his freshman year. In 2022, he appeared in three games, recording his first career tackle against Eastern Washington.

Collier logged just 13 defensive snaps and 14 on special teams this season. He found himself buried on the depth chart behind freshman Kamari Wilson, Miguel Mitchell, and Donovan McMillon (In portal).

The Miami Palmetto product was highly rated coming out of high school, but didn’t display the size or speed to play the safety position in the SEC.

The Gators have him listed as 6-1, 179 pounds. If you lack in the size department, you need to make up for it with speed.

Collier can officially enter the portal tomorrow (December 5th), with three years of eligibility left.



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.