Defensive end Marques Ford will not return to Rutgers after he requested his release from the program following the conclusion of the 2015 season.
Ford red-shirted this season and is set for transfer.
Ford was a Scout four-star prospect and the No. 5 defensive end in Florida after he de-committed from Tennessee and landed at Rutgers in the final weeks before National Signing Day. With zero commits at the position in the 2016 class, defensive end becomes a larger priority for new head coach Chris Ash.