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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#8 - Will Norman

Considering Will Norman only played in four games and retained redshirt status, one could justify putting him far lower on this list.

But considering he was a consensus four-star prospect, with Rivals rating him as a top 100 overall prospect, it highlights the folly with recruiting class rankings that Florida isn't going to reap the benefits of gaining his commitment.

Norman has been in the portal now for over a month and has yet to announce a new home.

#7 - Miguel Mitchell

Like some other starters on this list, Miguel Mitchell didn't light the world on fire in 2023.

He had two pass breakups, one interception, and 37 tackles on the season. Mitchell saw significant snaps early in the season and was a starter for eight games. Slowly his snaps started to decreased in favor of Bryce Thornton.

But much like with Wilson, Florida isn't deep enough at safety to just let guys walk out the door with SEC starting safety experience and not take a hit from it for 2024.

As of now, Mitchell has yet to find a new home.

#6 - Chris McClellan

In the wake of Dan Mullen's regime, Chris McClellan felt like the chosen one for Napier. Last offseason he made big headlines when he commented that Napier was far bigger on holding guys accountable than Mullen was.

His on field play was solid too. He had 11 pressures, eight QB hurries, and just one missed tackle on the season.

He was a rotation guy along the defensive line, but a rotation guy with genuine value to the roster.

McClellan will be playing for Missouri in 2024.