Veteran Florida defensive back enters NCAA transfer portal
A Florida secondary looking for any help to slow opposing offenses no longer has a veteran defensive back to turn to.
Quincy Lenton entered the transfer portal, as first reported by Matt Zenitz of AL.com, after 3 straight inactives to start the season.
The redshirt senior from Meridian, Miss., played in all 13 games last season as a reserve safety and member of special teams. He recorded 6 tackles last season, 5 of which were from special teams.
A reason for Lenton’s decision to enter the transfer portal is unknown, but he is reportedly, according to G. Allan Taylor of The Athletic, on pace to graduate in the spring.
Lenton was a 3-star recruit in the Class of 2016 but never made much of an impact with the Gators, playing sparingly on special teams as a redshirt freshman and missing his entire sophomore season with an injury.
Florida’s safety group should be pretty set with the return of senior Brad Stewart from injury and Shawn Davis who ranks 2nd on the team with 21 tackles.
While not a huge contributor on the defensive side of the ball, Florida’s pass defense currently ranks 12th in the SEC allowing 331 yards per game through the air.
The Gators play host to Myles Brennan and LSU on Saturday.