No longer Rolin With The Gators 


Confirming rumors that had been swirling around Florida Gators message boards, the school announced on Monday that redshirt junior linebacker Matt Rolin is no longer with the team.

Rolin, out of Ashburn, VA, was a late addition to the Florida Gators 2013 top five recruiting class after flipping his commitment from South Carolina.

Considered a four star recruit by most major services, Rolin was sidelined almost his entire career due to injuries and was never able to flash the talent that made him an Under Armor All American in high school.

He played in only three games in his Gators career all last season and had 11 career tackles.

Rolin came to UF rehabbing a torn ACL suffered his senior year of high school and suffered a second shortly into fall camp of his freshman year. 

Despite being declared fully recovered from his injuries by head coach Jim McElwain last season, he never seemed to be the player he was expected to be and couldn’t crack the depth chart.

Some speculation was that he just had lost his desire for the game or that the injuries had made him too tentative.

Regardless, it appears his college career is over. 

It’s unclear whether he plans to transfer and attempt to pick up elsewhere or if he’s just quitting football altogether but remaining at Florida to pick up his degree.

We’ll know more later this afternoon when coach Mac addresses the media for his Monday media session.

His departure leaves the Gators linebacker corps terribly thin on depth and experience with only three players that have taken a college snap: Jarrad Davis, Daniel McMillian, and Alex Anzalone.

All three were members of the same highly touted 2013 linebacker class for the Gators.

Behind them are converted safety and redshirt freshman Kylan Johnson as well as true freshmen David Reese, Jeremiah Moon, and Vosean Joseph.  

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