Less than 48 hours after entering the transfer portal, Stewart Reese has found a new home.
The former Mississippi State offensive lineman will transfer to Florida, the Gainesville Sun has learned. Jason Higdon was first to report Reese’s decision.
#Gators are adding grad transfer OL Stewart Reese, per source.
— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) May 16, 2020
The older brother of Gators redshirt sophomore linebacker David Reese, the senior guard entered the transfer portal Thursday, becoming the fourth Bulldogs player to hit the transfer portal since Mike Leach’s hiring. A native of Fort Pierce (Fl.), Reese was initially recruited to Mississippi State by Dan Mullen and John Hevesy when the pair were in Starkville.
With the coronavirus pandemic limiting the opportunities for prospects to visit campuses, Reese’s in-state location, coupled with a familiarity with the Florida program and coaching staff, led to a swift and timely decision.
Reese, a graduate transfer expected to be immediately eligible, has a strong chance to compete for a spot in Florida’s starting rotation after playing 37 games in four seasons at MSU.
The 6-foot-5, 345-pounder was redshirted as a true freshman. In 2017 and 2018, he started all 26 games at right tackle. He started eight games at right guard last season.
Welcome to the Gator Family Big Stew! pic.twitter.com/lE4mjgn3ZN
— Stephen Adegoke (@itsprime8) May 16, 2020