Florida has landed the transfer of former Georgia linebacker Brenton Cox, a former five-star prospect and the No. 23 overall player in the Class of 2018. Cox entered his name in the transfer portal earlier this week.
While it's unclear whether Cox will pursue an immediate eligibility waiver with the Gators, he will join a Florida defense that is loaded with edge talent, including sophomore linebacker Amari Burney and junior Jonathan Greenard. At 6-foot-4 and 245 pounds, Cox will provide versatility in coordinator Todd Grantham's defense whenever he does become eligible.
Cox's move to Gainesville, Florida, comes after a tumultuous offseason in Athens, Georgia. He was cited for possession of marijuana in early April when police found the drug in the dorm room that he shared with fellow linebacker Robert Beal.