Gators senior defensive back announces move to transfer portal

Florida football lost a defensive backfield member after one week of action.

Fifth-year senior Jadarrius Perkins announced he is entering the transfer portal in a social media post on Thursday afternoon. After losing the position battle to cornerback Jaydon Hill, Perkins is packing his things to find an opportunity elsewhere.

Perkins transferred to Florida after playing JUCO ball at Mississippi Gulf Coast and training at Spring camp with the Missouri Tigers in 2021.

The now-former Gator received one snap in the season opener against Utah but managed to record a tackle on the lone play. He tallied 40 total tackles (three for a loss) and snagged an interception in his two seasons playing for the Gators.

The Hattiesburg, Mississippi native wrote his thanks to members of the Florida Gators staff, including former head coach Dan Mullen.

The Gators look to even up their overall record before conference play begins against the Cowboys, who travel to Gainesville on Saturday, Sept. 9. Kickoff time is slated for 7:30 p.m. EDT inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

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