Florida cornerback Jahari Rogers enters transfer portal

Zach Abolverdi
The Gainesville Sun
Florida defensive back Jahari Rogers (27) breaks up a pass intended for Oklahoma receiver Trevon West during the Cotton Bowl  on Dec. 30, 2020, in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma beat Florida, 55-20.

For the second time in as many weeks, a Florida player has left the football program. 

Cornerback Jahari Rogers has entered the NCAA transfer portal, The Sun confirmed Wednesday. He appeared in three games as a true freshman, recording two tackles in the SEC Championship Game and a pass breakup in the Cotton Bowl. 

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound Rogers was a top-100 overall recruit and one of three Texas signees in Florida’s 2020 class. He’s the second player to transfer from UF since spring practice ended, joining offensive lineman T.J. Moore. 

The departure of Rogers leaves the Gators with six scholarship cornerbacks on their roster and 15 secondary players for the 2021 season. A dozen of those 15 defensive backs are underclassmen, a concern for Florida coach Dan Mullen coming out of spring. 

“We gotta get the depth,” he said. “I think we’ll feel good putting four to five guys out there on the field, but you want to get to six, seven, eight in a hurry. I think we feel comfortable with a couple of those guys, but we need a bunch of those guys to really grow moving forward.”