Florida Football: Kamari Wilson finds a new home

The former safety for the Gators announced where he will play in 2024

Florida Gators safety Kamari Wilson (5) looks on during spring football practice at Sanders Outdoor
Florida Gators safety Kamari Wilson (5) looks on during spring football practice at Sanders Outdoor / Matt Pendleton / USA TODAY NETWORK

One of the longer and stranger sagas for Florida football appears to have reached its conclusion, as Kamari Wilson announced yesterday that he will be transferring to Arizona State for the 2024 season.

Wilson played in two games for the Gators in 2023 before sitting out the rest of the year.

Florida Football: End of the chapter

Wilson was one of Billy Napier's original recruits out of Napier's transition class of 2022. The four-star safety out of IMG Academy seemed to be an early win recruiting wise for Napier and a sign Florida might start getting prospects from IMG, something that didn't happen under Dan Mullen.

Wilson played in a backup role his freshman season behind Trey Dean and Rashad Torrence. For the most part, Wilson's play was decent for a freshman, and once both Dean and Torrence departed, it seemingly opened the door for Wilson to be a starter in 2023.

But Wilson was beat out for a starting spot by Jordan Castell and Miguel Mitchell. Wilson saw minimal snaps against Utah and McNeese State before taking zero snaps against Tennessee. He was taken off the depth chart the following week and wasn't seen on the field for the rest of the season.

Most of what happened with Wilson was wrapped in secrecy, but he took to social media after the season to say that he made the choice to sit out the remainder of the season to preserve his redshirt. Wilson will still have three years of eligibility left.

Wilson will notably join former Florida football commit Jaden Rashada at Arizona State. Rashada signed with Florida during early signing day last season, but NIL issues led to Rashada asking to be released from his commitment. Rasahda played in three games this season, throwing four TDs and three INTs with a 53% completion rate.