One of the subplots for Florida football this season was what happened to safety Kamari Wilson. Assumed to be a starter coming into the 2023 season, other newcomers beat out Wilson, and he quietly disappeared off the depth early in the season.
After some confusion last week as to whether or not Wilson would be entering the transfer portal, it appears that his time with the Florida Gators is officially coming to an end.
Florida Football: All good things must come to an end
Wilson was seen as an early recruiting win for Billy Napier and his staff. Georgia and FSU sought after the four-star safety out of IMG before he opted to commit to the Gators in December of 2021.
Wilson played decent for a true freshman in spots last season behind Trey Dean and Rashad Torrence. Many fans, including us here at Hail Florida Hail, wanted to see more of Wilson last season and assumed he was the heir to the throne heading into 2023.
But as Fall Camp opened, the warning signs that something was amiss began to grow. Wilson’s initial weigh-in had him closer to linebacker weight than a safety, and there have been rumblings that Florida’s staff wanted Wilson to move to linebacker rather than stay at safety.
From there, word began to leak that freshman Jordan Castell and sophomore Miguel Mitchell were beating out Wilson.
On opening night against Utah, Wilson only saw the field for seven snaps while Castell and Mitchell got the bulk of the action. Those numbers stayed similar for McNeese State, and when Wilson didn’t get a single snap against Tennessee it was clear that Wilson’s days with the Gators were numbered.
Wilson was left off the depth chart against UNC Charlotte and Wilson never played another down in 2023.
247 Sports put out a report last week that Wilson would be transfering, though an account on X claiming to be Wilson’s father disputed that report. 247 and On3 are both reporting that Wilson is now officially in the transfer portal.