Florida’s depth at cornerback has taken another hit with the announcement Monday from junior Brian Edwards that he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.
Edwards posted his decision to transfer on Twitter.
With Edwards moving on, the Gators will have only seven scholarship cornerbacks on the roster for the start of preseason camp later this month, including two true freshmen who just recently arrived on campus — Kaiir Elam and Chester Kimbrough.
Edwards, who is from Miramar, played in 18 games over the past two seasons with zero starts. Last season, he recorded seven tackles, four pass break-ups, one quarterback hurry and one fumble recovery. He played mostly on special teams as a true freshman in 2017.
“First I want to say thank you to the University of Florida for all they have done for me for the past two years,” Edwards posted. “Unfortunately, I will be entering the transfer portal andd looking to further my education and athletic ability elsewhere.
“This was a very tough decision for me. I have built great relationships, impacted others, and grown so much throughout my time attending the University. My time being at the University of Florida I have had some ups and downs but I will forever cherish my time here as a gator.
“It was also a pleasure being apart of the DBU tradition at the University of Florida. But I’m looking to find a new home to thrive and meet my full potential in my academics and my athletics for my remaining two years of eligibility.”
In May, Edwards was charged with misdemeanor battery for holding his girlfriend against her will by grabbing her neck. The charge was dropped two weeks ago due to insufficient evidence.