Lee Hunter recently transferred from Auburn to UCF as he reunites with Gus Malzahn.

Now, in a post on Instagram, the defensive lineman shared details of why he decided to transfer.

“Auburn is a special place and always will be I’m still and true auburn made men war eagle forever I always loved auburn since a kid to my old teammates I love you and learned a lot from you guys. Be great no matter what. The reason I chose to leave auburn because we got treated like we wasn’t good enough and like dogs.”

Hunter, who is a 6-foot-5 and 300-pounder from Mobile, Alabama, did not record any stats during the 2021 season for Auburn. He was rated the No. 21 defensive lineman in the class of 2021. The defensive tackle was Auburn’s second-highest prospect to enroll last year and was rated as the No. 81 overall player nationally in the 2021 signing class according to 247Sports.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Lee_hunter7🏈 (@lee_hunter7)

Hunter had long been committed to the Tigers, verbally pledging to Malzahn in December 2019 before signing over a year later. Prior to the Early Signing Period in 2020, Malzahn was fired, but Hunter still signed early with the program prior to the hiring of Bryan Harsin as head coach.

Hunter is the second former Auburn player to transfer to UCF joining wide receiver Kobe Hudson, who led the Tigers in a number of receiving categories last season including yards and catches.