Another offensive lineman from Florida will enter the transfer portal

On Saturday, Florida left guard Ethan White announced his intention to enter the transfer portal, meaning the Gators will return just one starter to the offensive line next season.

White’s announcement comes just a day after right tackle Michael Tarquin left the program with only center Kingsley Eguakun returning in 2023. White started all 13 games this season for Florida and was an important part of the line. The team’s elite offense. He was expected to start again next year after an All-SEC year in 2022.

“I want to thank Coach Mullen and Coach Hevesy for giving me the opportunity to represent my home state and the University of Florida for 4 years, as well as Coach Napier and his staff for continuing my development over the past year,” White wrote in a Twitter post. “I’m going to enter the transfer portal.”

White joined the team in 2019 as a three-star recruit and saw action early on, playing in six games his first year. An injury ended his 2020 season early and he once again battled health issues in 2021, but he started seven of the eight games he appeared in. 2022 was his first full season and he shined.

Replacing White won’t be easy. The Gators have four offensive linemen joining the program this year: Knijeah Harris, Roderick Kearney, Bryce Lovett and Tony Livingston (a pledge from the class of 2022 who graysuited and signed in December).

Of course, none of those players have taken a college chance yet, so Billy Napier might need to dive into the transfer portal himself to restock the line.


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