The Virginia football program suffered a blow with the announcement of leading receiver Jake McGee's decision to transfer. The graduate transfer rule will make him eligible to play right away for the Florida Gators. McGee finished with a team high 43 receptions for just under 400 yards and two touchdowns last season with the Cavaliers. For the Gators the announcement could not come at a better time as they have been in search of a playmaking tight end since the departure of Aaron Hernandez.
For McGee the decision of where to transfer was never in question. The McGee family recently visited the University of Florida and the rest was history.
"I had a great visit," Jake McGee said. "I met and really fell in love with coach [Kurt] Roper's offense. I will be getting my masters in recreation and sports management and the academics and the campus is a great fit for me. Coach [Will] Muschamp is someone I clicked with early in this process and I am excited to play for him."
McGee will be a sight for sore eyes for Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel and the two quickly bonded.
"I got to spend a lot of time with Jeff Driskel," McGee said. I am excited to start working with him."