Florida OL, recent transfer, announces plans to re-enter portal after brief time with Gators
Update: Micah Mazzccua has deleted his tweet announcing his intention to enter the transfer portal.
Florida turned to the transfer portal in January to land former Baylor starting offensive lineman Micah Mazzccua. After just a handful of spring practices with the Gators, Mazzccua says he’ll be looking to transfer elsewhere.
Mazzccua tweeted Thursday that he will be entering the NCAA transfer portal again. He thanked UF coach Billy Napier for the opportunity in Gainesville.
Appreciate Coach Napier and his staff but I feel it’s best for me to put myself back in the portal❤️
— Micah Mazzccua (@MicahMazzccua) March 23, 2023
Mazzccua is entering Year 4 of his college career. He redshirted in 2020 and played in 9 games in 2021 before establishing himself as a starter in 2022. PFF graded Mazzccua among the Big 12’s best guards for last season.
Mazzccua chose Florida over Nebraska and Auburn in January.
A tough blow for Florida’s offensive line
Mazzccua’s departure is a blow to Florida’s depth on the offensive line, particularly when it comes to starting experience. Four of UF’s 5 starting linemen from 2022 have left for either the NFL Draft or the transfer portal. Mazzccua was expected to be a starter for Napier’s squad in 2023.
Mazzccua was 1 of 3 offensive linemen Napier’s staff brought in through the transfer portal for the 2023 class. With Mazzccua leaving, the Gators will likely look to the portal for another lineman who is ready to play this fall. The next transfer portal window for undergraduate entry begins on May 1.