Report: Brenton Cox lands with Florida Gators


At Florida, Cox will play for former Georgia defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach Todd Grantham. Grantham reportedly contacted Cox soon after his name was entered as a transfer sometime Monday afternoon. He will wear the No. 6 for the Gators after wearing No. 1 for the Bulldogs this past season.

It is not yet clear whether Cox will be immediately eligible or have to sit out a season to meet the NCAA's standard transfer requirements. Intra-SEC transfers usually include a year-in-residency requirement.

Cox, a sophomore who played in 13 of 14 games last season abruptly left the Bulldogs before the fourth practice of preseason camp Monday. Neither coach Kirby Smart nor anybody from Georgia has made an official comment on his absence from Georgia practices.

Cox is from Stockbridge and was one of seven 5-star prospects to sign with the Bulldogs last year. He backed up senior D’Andre Walker at the “Jack” outside linebacker position. Cox made one start, when Walker was out with an injury in the Sugar Bowl. He finished the season with 20 tackles and 1.5 sacks.

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