Another Florida QB product has decided to transfer from his out-of-state school and is expected to consider the Gators.
Asiantii Woulard announced Wednesday that he’s leaving UCLA. He did not see any game action in two seasons with the Bruins.
Florida, South Florida and possibly Central Florida are the most likely landing spots for Woulard, who has three years of eligibility remaining but must sit out 2015.
The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder from Winter Park was a U.S. Army All-American and MVP of the Elite 11. He also officially visited Clemson, Kentucky and N.C. State during the 2013 cycle.
Gators coach Jim McElwain is looking to add depth at quarterback and added Vanderbilt graduate transfer Josh Grady last month.
Three summers ago, Woulard had decommitted from USF and was leaning toward UF, sources told The Sun at the time. Former offensive coordinator Brent Pease had evaluated Woulard in the spring and invited him to work out at camp.
Woulard initially planned to attend a session, but then asked to be offered before making the trip to Gainesville, to which Pease refused. Woulard ended up not coming and recommitted to the Bulls, winning the Elite 11 competition a month later.
Florida, meanwhile, offered Max Staver on the day Woulard was scheduled to camp and accepted his pledge shortly afterward. At the end of his recruiting process, the Gators tried to pursue Woulard again but still held off on offering. He committed to UCLA on signing day.
Michael Woulard was upset with the way UF’s previous staff handled his son’s recruitment.
“Florida’s been talking to us probably about a year now,” Woulard’s father told Rivals. “They wanted to visit him at the school (in January).
“I said, ‘Well, ya’ll have been saying you want him. It’s been this or that for over a year but nobody’s offered him. I’m not really big on that.’ ”
With new coaches now at Florida and the team’s QB needs, the Gators may have better luck recruiting Woulard this time around.