AUBURN, Ala. | Former Florida running back Mike Blakely has transferred to Auburn.
Auburn spokesman Kirk Sampson confirmed Thursday that Blakely has arrived for the summer term.
Blakely enrolled at Florida in January but missed spring drills because of a shoulder injury, then was granted his release by new Gators coach Will Muschamp.
The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder will have to sit out the upcoming season but will have four years of eligibility remaining.
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Blakely was rated the No. 6 running back prospect and 40th-best overall by Rivals.com. He ran for 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns as a senior at Manatee High in Bradenton, Fla., last fall. He is a former teammate of current Gamecock wide receiver Ace Sanders.