Former starting Florida linebacker Rayshad Jackson enters NCAA transfer portal
Florida’s front seven depth already looked to be tested next season and now the Gators may have to adjust without the services of veteran linebacker Rayshad Jackson.
The redshirt senior has entered the NCAA transfer portal according to Matt Zenitz of AL.com. Jackson becomes the second veteran linebacker to enter the NCAA transfer portal this offseason as Kylan Johnson is currently listed in the database and was just announced as an addition to Pitt’s roster.
Jackson did not project to start for the Gators next season, however, he did start three games in 2018 and registered 36 tackles, one pass breakup, three QB hurries and a half tackles-for-loss last season. In total, Jackson appeared in 24 games spanning the previous two seasons for the Gators.
Entering the NCAA transfer portal does not mean Jackson cannot return to the Gators, but it does allow all other programs to contact him regarding a potential transfer without penalty.
While the Gators may have lost Jackson to the portal, they added former Louisville linebacker Jonathan Greenard.