QB Carlos Del-Rio Wilson finds a new home through transfer portal


Florida lost a pair of quarterbacks to the transfer portal this offseason, redshirt junior Emory Jones and redshirt freshman Carlos Del Rio-Wilson.

Jones' departure was somewhat expected after Billy Napier took over at the program and brought in Jack Miller to compete with him and Anthony Richardson, but Del Rio-Wilson was only a true freshman and third on the depth chart once Jones left. He played sparingly in the spring game, attempting just two passes and absorbing a pair of sacks.

His new home will be in upstate New York as Del Rio-Wilson announced that he'd be joining the Syracuse Orange on his social media Tuesday. When he first announced his intention to enter the transfer portal, Napier took the time to praise Del Rio-Wilson and said he'd help as much as he could to find him a new home.

"Carlos was first-class for us," Napier said. "I can't compliment him enough. His work ethic. He was a good teammate. He's done a really good job representing himself, his family, since he's been at the University of Florida. Nothing but good things to say about him."

That leaves Florida with Richardson, Miller and Jalen Kitna on the roster, and they'll soon add Max Brown once he enrolls this June.

Del Rio-Wilson will do his best to overtake Garrett Shrader as the starter. He'll have plenty of competition to overcome as well, but Syracuse's depth chart isn't nearly as set in stone as Florida's is.


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