Ex-Gator Portis' transfer official


Former Gator quarterback Josh Portis has enrolled at Maryland and will participate in spring drills in April.

MICHAEL C. WEIMAR/The Gainesville Sun
Published: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 27, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Former University of Florida quarterback Josh Portis has enrolled in classes at Maryland and will participate in spring drills this April, the school announced Thursday.

Portis, who spent his freshman season at Florida, will be eligible to compete in 2007.

The 6-4, 210 pound sophomore was the backup to three-year starter Chris Leak in 2005. He completed six of 11 passes for 81 yards and an interception. He was also the Gators' fourth-leading rusher, gaining 163 yards on 24 carries in six games.

The cousin of Redskins' star running back Clinton Portis, Josh Portis went 20-for-30 for 253 yards and four touchdowns in Florida's annual spring game.

  • OLE MISS:

    The University of Mississippi has forwarded to the Southeastern Conference a report on allegations that New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister came into contact with football prospects at a high school playoff game.

    Ole Miss compliance director David Wells said McAllister, a former Rebel standout, attended the Dec. 2 Class 5A playoff game between Oak Grove and Meridian high schools.

    Wells said the question appears to be whether McAllister broke NCAA rules when he came in contact near the sideline with Meridian players, including Cordera Eason and Derrick Davis. Both Eason and Davis have verbally committed to Ole Miss.

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