Florida football: Update, offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua back with Gators, one day after portal declaration

Kevin Brockway
The Gainesville Sun
Florida Gators offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua (54) grabs some water between drills Tuesday. The University of Florida Football team held  their 2023 Football Spring Practice Tuesday afternoon, March 7, 2023 at Sanders Football Practice Field at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. [Doug Engle/Ocala Star Banner]2023 t

One day after declaring his intentions to enter the transfer portal, Micah Mazzccua had a change of heart.

Mazzccua took down a tweet on Thursday announcing his intentions to re-enter the portal and will remain with the Gators for the rest of the spring.

On Thursday, Mazzccuaa tweeted: ""Appreciate [head] coach [Billy] Napier and his staff but I feel it’s best for me to put myself back in the portal,."

Pro Football Focus rated the 6-foot-5, 329-pound Mazzccua as one of the top 10 offensive line transfers in the 2023 class, grading highest as a run blocker. Florida strength and conditioning coach Mark Hocke referred to Mazzccua as a "bare knuckle brawler" when spring practices began.

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But Mazzccua wasn't at the open portion of Florida's spring practice on Thursday. On Tuesday, Mazzccua was working with the second string, behind redshirt freshman Christian Williams and has been playing through a shoulder injury in camp, according to sources,

Technically, Mazzccua can't offically enter the portal until the next window opens for college football players on May 1.

Mazzccua, a redshirt sophomore with two years of eligibility remaining, started the last two years at left guard at Baylor. It was thought he would help replace the void left when All-American right guard O'Cyrus Torrence declared for the NFL Draft and All-American left guard Ethan White entered the transfer portal.