Florida Football: Which transfer portal losses will hurt the Gators the most in 2024?

As it stands now, Florida has had 22 enter the transfer portal.

Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne (7) rushes with the ball while Florida State Seminoles
Florida Gators running back Trevor Etienne (7) rushes with the ball while Florida State Seminoles / Matt Pendleton/Gainesville Sun / USA
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As the Winter transfer portal is starting to wind down, it would be a surprise at this point if anyone new from Florida football hopped into the portal during this period. Currently, Florida has had 22 players enter the portal, not counting Jack Miller, who has graduated and has opted to step away from football, and not counting Kingsley Eguakun, who opted for the NFL Draft.

The following is a look at all 22 players that have gone into the portal and what degree of loss their abscence will be for the Gators in 2024.

Florida Football Transfer Portal Losses

#22 - Carlson Joseph

Even the most diehard of Gators fans probably were not familiar with Carlson Joseph. The 5'11" running back out of American Heritage High joined Florida as walk-on in 2021.

During his three years with the Gators, Joseph appeared in two games and was credited with five carries.

#21- Adam Mihalek

The starting kicker to begin 2023, Adam Mihalek had a rough start to his season. He missed a short field goal against Utah, was fine against McNeese State, but following a missed kick against Tennessee and a missed extra point, he was swapped out in favor of Trey Smack.

Given Smack's overall length strength and general consistency, Mihalek wasn't seen for the rest of the season.

And with Smack coming back for 2024, Florida should be okay in the kicking department as long as they can get 11 guys on the field.

#20 - Keenan Landry

Florida needs all the depth it can along the defensive line, but Keenan Landry wasn't realistically going to be the one to provide it.

Landry joined the squad in 2022 as a walk-on after a solid season with Mississippi Gulf Coast CC and appeared in three games over the past two seasons.

Even with other departures along the defensive line, Landry never seemed to be in the mix for a significant role in 2024.

#19 - Jordan Herman

Given that Jordan Herman is 6'8" and 375 pounds, there was certainly some intrigue as to whether or not he could translate to the SEC.

After coming to Florida from Hutchinson CC in 2022, Herman appeared in three games over the past two seasons.

He is off to UNC Charlotte and while offensive tackle wasn't a strong spot for the Gators in 2022, Florida is bringing in Devon Manuel and Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson from the transfer portal to go alongside Austin Barber.