Florida football: Gators to receive OV from Bowling Green transfer Cashius Howell

Florida may be making a move on an impact defensive transfer coming out of the MAC

Quick Lane Bowl - Bowling Green v Minnesota
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Florida football has finally started to make some noise in the transfer portal, securing commitments from a handful of players at positions of need.

Billy Napier and the Gators are making some progress toward landing another talented defender out of the portal, as they're set to host a MAC transfer for an official visit soon.

Cashius Howell, a sophomore linebacker from Bowling Green, is in the transfer portal and is expected to make a trip to Gainesville in the near future.

Howell was a force to be reckoned with in the MAC this season, and has several years of eligbility left to contribute to another program.

Florida football: Seal the deal

Kieth Niebuhr of On3 reported that Howell is certainly interested by the idea of playing for Florida.

"My interest level with the Gators is definitely high. Always been a dream of mine."

Billy Napier and Florida are interested in Cashius putting on the orange and blue as well. The redshirt sophomore has spent all three seasons at Bowling Green and had his most productive season this year.

He racked up 27 total tackles, a pass deflection, 9.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. He has an exlosive first step coming off the edge of the line, and is versatile enough to also play in the second level of the defense.

Cashius stands at 6'4''-235, giving him a size advantage over many of the MAC linemen he was going up against this season.

If he plans to play in the SEC, he would benefit from adding a bit of weight to his frame so he can be just as dominant against the LSUs and Georgias of the world.

Howell would be a great way for Napier to address the departure of Princely Umanmielen and would plug a hole the Gators have in their defense.

Florida's staff needs to seal the deal when Cashius visits, and not let him leave without committing.