Florida football: Jason Marshall Jr. announces his return to the Gators for senior season

The Gators will have their most veteran DB back for one final season

Florida Gators cornerback Jason Marshall Jr. (3) celebrates after a stop during the first half
Florida Gators cornerback Jason Marshall Jr. (3) celebrates after a stop during the first half / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA

Florida football has been hosting lots of DBs in the transfer portal in an effort to replace some of the production that they are losing as they head into 2024.

Today, Billy Napier and the Gators found out that one of their starting DBs, and Florida's most exerienced corner, will be back for his senior season.

Jason Marshall Jr. announced on his Instagram that he will be back in Gainesville one last time next fall in the Orange and Blue.

This gives Austin Armstrong and new DB coach Will Harris a familiar piece to work with in the spring as they look to improve the defense next season.

Florida football: Get comfortable again

Marshall was a 5-star recruit coming out of high school and had a very promising freshman season including a big INT against Florida State.

But last season we didn't see the same Jason Marshall we saw in 2021. There were multiple times when it seemed that his effort was lacking and he just wasn't as comfortable out there as he was in the past.

The worst instance was in the Vanderbilt game where he gave up on a play that lead to a Commodores touchdown.

But he's coming back to The Swamp for a reason, and it definitely isn't to have a disappointing season again.

With new secondary coach Will Harris now running things, we could see a new, more physical version of Marshall next fall when he takes the field.

Lots of eyes in Gator Nation will be on No. 3 next season in the secondary, hoping we get to see him play like the 5-star talent he is.