Another suspended Florida Gators player will transfer rather than remaining with the program, reportedly: Graham Hall of The Gainesville Sun reports that offensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones has chosen to transfer.
Richerd Desir-Jones has left the #Gators football program and is no longer enrolled at UF, @Gator_sports has learned. Enrolling at Coffeyville (KS.) CC.— Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) January 22, 2018
The Twitter account presumed to belong to Desir-Jones, while largely quiet of late, does now list “Coffeyville Community College Red Ravens” in its bio.
Desir-Jones was celebrated at the time of his commitment — partly for his background, which featured a stint in foster care, and partly for his potential to play on either the offensive or defensive line — but never made a mark on the field as a Gator, despite playing on the offensive line briefly as a reserve during his redshirt freshman year and switching sides of the ball prior to the 2017 season.
Also, and more importantly, he was among the nine Gators who faced charges for their involvement in a credit card fraud scheme run last summer, and was suspended indefinitely in the wake of that scandal.
And as Thomas Goldkamp of 247Sports notes, though, while Desir-Jones had accepted a pre-trial intervention agreement that was set to result in charges against him being dropped if conditions were met, he is also facing civil action in regard to unpaid rent at a Gainesville apartment complex.
All in all, it would seem that Desir-Jones was not likely to make a significant impact for Florida on the field — and that, off of it, he could benefit from a change of scenery.