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Gators DE Justus Reed us set to transfer

Justus Reed announced his decision to transfer from the Florida program in a tweet on Thursday afternoon.

Justus Reed will transfer from Florida. The defensive made the announcement in a twitter post on Thursday afternoon. 

"First and foremost I'd like to thank the University of Florida for everything that it has done for me since I've been here," wrote Reed.  "I'd like to thank coach [Will] Muschamp for believing in me and giving me the opportunity to come here, and I'd also like to thank coach [ Jim McElwain] and his coaching staff for everything that they have done for me since they've been here.

"But with that being said I think it is in my best it is in my best interest (sic) after talking it over with my family that I transfer and try to find a new home for the next few years. Thank you GatorNation you've been nothing but great."

https://twitter.com/_9INE7EVEN_/status/852576868578582528

Reed signed with the Gators in 2014 from Clearwater Central Catholic, where he was an All-State player. The red-shirt freshman appeared in 11 games in three years at UF, appearing in two games last season due to injuries. He recorded two quarterback hurries in last year's campaign and ends his career as a Gator with nine tackles and two tackles fora loss.

Reed has two years of eligibility remaining but would forfeit one season if he chooses to transfer to a FBS school due to NCAA rules. 


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