Ty’Ron Hopper, who entered the transfer portal last week only to reverse course, is reportedly back in, according to Adam Rittenberg of ESPN.

Matt Zenitz of On3 Sports reported that there are a couple of the early schools to keep an eye on with Hopper: Auburn and Missouri. He is a former top-70 overall recruit who posted 65 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks for the Gators last season. Hopper also made 3.5 sacks, with a forced fumble and two pass breakups this past season. Hopper made 4 starts for the Gators.

Hopper’s departure leaves the Gators especially thin at linebacker.

Hopper was ejected from the Gasparilla Bowl following an interaction where officials declared that Hopper appeared to come behind UCF lineman Brett Bell and extend his arms, which sent Bell to the ground.

The 2021 season was a big step-up for Hopper, who appeared in 11 games for the Gators in 2020, and finished with 15 total tackles (5 solo, 10 assisted) and one tackle for loss. In 2019, Hopper made an appearance in 4 games as a reserve linebacker and on special teams.

Here’s the rest of his bio at Florida:

Prior to Florida in high school: Playing in the 2019 All-American Bowl… Finished his senior season with 74 total tackles (7.8 per game), five interceptions, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery, leading Roswell to a 9-2 overall record… Started his high school career at safety, but moved to linebacker after his sophomore year… Played for coach Matt Kemper… Chose Florida over Alabama, Auburn, Mississippi State, and Tennessee, among others.