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Land O'Lakes alum Kent Taylor among five Florida Gators transfters

Kent Taylor played in six games in 2012 and had two receptions for five yards, including a 5-yard TD catch in the Sugar Bowl against Louisville.

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Kent Taylor played in six games in 2012 and had two receptions for five yards, including a 5-yard TD catch in the Sugar Bowl against Louisville.

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Florida TE Kent Taylor will spend the holidays looking for a new school to play for. Taylor is among five Gators players who have decided to transfer from the program.


A Land O' Lakes alum, Taylor did not see action this season. He played in six games in 2012 and had two receptions for five yards, including a 5-yard TD catch in the Sugar Bowl against Louisville. Taylor said he's unsure of his next move.

"I have no idea at this point," he said. "I'm just weighing my options at this point."

Also transferring are: OL Quinteze Williams, RB Rhaheim Ledbetter, OL Travon Young and OL Ian Silberman. Silberman, who will graduate this weekend, will be eligible to play immediately next season. Only Silberman and Ledbetter saw action this season. Ledbetter played in two games, Silberman in 12 with four starts.

“These young men felt it was in their best interest to look for an opportunity to play somewhere else,’’ UF coach Will Muschamp said. “We wish all of them the best of luck.”

Taylor was a consensus four-star recruit who was rated the No. 1 tight end in the nation by Rivals.com. He chose Florida over many schools including Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Oregon.

Taylor said "a combination of things" led to his decision to transfer and he'll try to enroll somewhere for the spring semester. He is unsure if any of the schools that once recruited him are an option.

 

[Last modified: Thursday, December 12, 2013 3:50pm]

    

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