Jim McElwain’s first recruiting class at Florida was knocked by many for being too small, and now it just got even smaller.
Early enrollee Daniel Imatorbhebhe will transfer out of the program, per a source. Different sources have said the same thing to Scout.
Imatorbhebhe’s younger brother, Josh, recently committed to Southern Cal. Daniel’s desire to join him, plus his lack of desire to compete with Jake McGee, DeAndre Goolsby and C’yontai Lewis for reps may have played a role in his decision. Either way, McElwain’s down a player, and a good one at that: he held offers from Nebraska, Missouri and Tennessee along with Florida coming out of high school.
But despite his talent and infectious personality in the locker room, he’s replaceable, as he left a tight end corps that conceivably had three guys ahead of him, and so losing him is not the end of the world. I wish him the best moving on, but Florida will be fine in the long haul.