Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Portis out, Tebow in at Florida

As discussed in The DrewL Bucket a few days ago, freshman quarterback Josh Portis did, indeed, decide to leave the University of Florida. And he will not be around to play in the Outback Bowl vs. Iowa on January 2nd. After conferring with the coaching staff, Portis will leave the program immediately and has been released from his scholarship.

According to the Gainesville Sun, Portis is looking at two Pac-10 schools and one ACC school (not Florida State) as possible transfer destinations.

While one young Gator quarterback is heading out the door, another one is poised to enter. Today in St. Augustine, Tim Tebow - the #2 rated high school quarterback in the country and Florida's newly minted Mr. Football for 2005 - announced that he will attend the University of Florida next fall. No doubt, a significant factor in his decision was Portis' decision to leave. Now, Tebow (pictured above) has a nearly unobstructed path to the starting QB job as a sophomore in 2007, following the departure of senior-to-be Chris Leak.

Portis' loss most definitely is Tebow's gain.


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