As an early enrollee, Daniel Imatorbhebhe was able to get a jump on his fellow freshmen and go through the first spring practice under McElwain and his new staff. At a position that seemed like a weak one to start spring, the tight ends excelled this spring and basically without the player that everyone thinks will start in senior Jake McGee who missed contact drills recovering from a fractured leg.
Still, Imatorbhebhe seemed to have a bright future ahead of him, but that future now appears headed somewhere else.
Imatobhebhe’s brother Josh just committed to Southern Cal a couple of weeks ago, but there has been no word yet if USC is the place where Daniel might end up.
This marks the second scholarship transfer from the roster since the conclusion of spring drills. Junior quarterback Skyler Mornhinweg also transferred out, seeking playing time elsewhere.
The tight end position had a strong spring with McGee who showed terrific progress from his injury even without the contact. Sophomore DeAndre Goolsby and freshman Cyontai Lewis also had strong springs and look to be big contributors as the Gators could move to a more two-tight end set in 2015 to get the best matchups for opposing SEC defenses.
Imatorbhebhe will likely be missed in the locker room and in the class room where he was a real asset as well.
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