Billy Napier reportedly dismisses Florida defender from team
Florida has lost some depth from its defense as Billy Napier reportedly dismissed a veteran linebacker from the team.
Diwun Black is no longer with the Gators, Gators Online reported. The move came on Sunday for undisclosed disciplinary reasons, according to a source close to the program. Black is no longer listed on the 2022 roster.
Black also posted to social media that he officially entered the transfer portal.
I Have Officially enter the transfer portal.
— YN Black (@diwunblack) November 16, 2022
Black played in 4 games this season, and made 3 tackles against Eastern Washington and recovered an onside kick in the fourth quarter at Tennessee.
Last season, he appeared in 10 games and made 4 tackles. He was the No. 1-ranked JUCO recruit in the 2021 class and signed with UF out of high school.
Napier praised Black during the offseason, and even called him the “gold standard” of putting in effort, and other teammates bought in