Pair of Gators express potential interest in opting-out of the coming college football season
Florida’s offense was already set to feature new players poised to emerge at the receiver position following the offseason departures of Van Jefferson, Tyrie Cleveland, Freddie Swain, Josh Hammond and running back Lamical Perine (who finished last season with 40 catches), but it appears that unit could look even more different than anticipated heading into the start of Florida’s upcoming training camp.
While nothing has been officially announced, two Florida receivers have expressed their potential interest when it comes to opting-out of the coming season. This comes after 40 NFL players have made the decision to opt-out of the coming NFL season.
The speculation from Gainesville started with senior Kadarius Toney, who tweeted, “Opt’n-out just might be the better decision,” which was soon followed up by sophomore receiver Jacob Copeland offering his support of the potential decision.
Both players are expected to push for starting roles in Florida’s offense during training camp following the offseason departure of so many receivers this offseason in Gainesville.
Toney appeared in seven games last season and registered 10 catches for 194 yards and one score along with 12 rushes for 59 yards. Copeland played in nine games, catching 21 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns during his redshirt freshman season.
Needless to say, Florida’s receiving group would be in real trouble if these two opted out of the coming season.