Running back Mike Blakely, considered one of the top recruits in the country, has decided to transfer from Florida.
Coach Will Muschamp says Blakely wants to play football elsewhere. Blakely, who ran for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Manatee High in Bradenton last fall, enrolled in January and missed spring drills because of a shoulder injury.
Blakely thanked the school for his experience, but did not say where he intends to transfer.
Bradenton commited to Florida over Auburn, but he also considered South Carolina and several other programs. He is a former teammate of current Gamecock wide receiver Ace Sanders.
Blakely is the fourth player to leave Florida since Muschamp took over in January. Receivers Chris Dunkley and Javares McRoy transferred, and cornerback Janoris Jenkins was kicked off the team following a second arrest on a marijuana possession charge.