Florida linebacker reportedly enters NCAA transfer portal
Jesiah Pierre hasn’t had much of an opportunity over the past two seasons at Florida. Now, he could be heading elsewhere.
According to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz, Pierre entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday. The redshirt freshman linebacker had eight tackles in 10 games this season, with half of those coming in a win over Vanderbilt on Nov. 21.
Pierre played in only two games in 2019, then redshirted. And although he didn’t put up big numbers this season, he could have potentially been in line for increased playing time in the future as the Gators lost more experienced linebackers.
A former 3-star recruit out of Mount Dora (Fla.) Christian Academy, Pierre committed to Florida on July 1, 2018, and was part of its 2019 recruiting class.
Pierre’s decision also means he’s unlikely to play in the Gators’ Cotton Bowl matchup against Oklahoma on Dec. 30.
Florida could now have less depth in its linebacker corps for next season. So, perhaps that’s something it will address before the end of the current recruiting cycle, should Pierre decide to officially leave the program.