It didn’t take any time at all for news of Clemson running back Demarkcus Bowman entering the transfer portal to stir some excitement for Florida players, fans and coaches.

Bowman, a 5-star running back out of Lakeland, Florida, was the No. 20 recruit in the 2020 class, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, as well as the No. 3 running back.

Bowman has only been at Clemson for two games. He had six carries for 22 yards in the Tigers’ season opener against Wake Forest on Sept. 12, then had three carries for 10 yards against The Citadel on Sept. 19.

It’s worth noting that Bowman was heavily recruited by Florida, and reportedly picked Clemson over the Gators, Georgia and Florida State. That may be part of the reason the 247Sports Transfer Crystal Ball listed the Gators at 100 percent. After all, his last three non-Clemson recruiting interactions were Bowman visiting Florida, or Gators assistant Larry Scott visiting him.

The Gators have signed some of Bowman’s former Lakeland teammates in the past two recruiting classes, including tight end Keon Zipperer, defensive end Lloyd Summerall, guard Deyavie Hammond and cornerback Fenley Graham.

Here’s Bowman even “liking” some tweets related to Florida.

Here’s a sampling of the onslaught of reaction: