Florida football junior tight end Jonathan Odom has declared his intent to enter the NCAA transfer portal.
Odom conveyed this decision on X, formerly known as Twitter, expressing appreciation for his tenure at the University of Florida.
Florida Football: Children of Odom
A member of the 2020 recruiting class, Odom, standing at 6 feet 5 inches and weighing 250 pounds from Tampa’s Jesuit High School, initially redshirted in his freshman season before evolving into a blocking tight end in 2021. His 2022 season showed promise under Billy Napier, contributing two touchdowns in the final four games. However, an unfortunate setback occurred during the Las Vegas Bowl, where Odom suffered an ACL tear, prematurely concluding his season.
With the 2023 season now concluded, Odom looks to explore fresh opportunities for the remainder of his college career. Despite facing challenges, he departs Florida with gratitude.
Odom’s exit follows a season where he made four appearances, primarily as a special teams player and backup tight end. He will graduate from the University of Florida in December and enters the transfer portal as a graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining.
Throughout his four-year stint with the Gators, Odom participated in a total of 13 games, amassing 16 receptions, 144 receiving yards, and two touchdowns.