Gerald Christian’s frustration with the University of Florida began last year, when he spent the whole season as a blocking tight end and fullback and never touched the ball. He thought about leaving then, but the prospect of playing in a pro-style offense under new OC Charlie Weis sounded like an ideal change.
It did not turn out that way. Christian and WR Robert Clark, both from Dwyer HS, announced Tuesday they have left Florida and will transfer at the end of the semester.
For Christian it was simple: He viewed himself as a threat in the passing game and the coaching staff did not. Gerald Christian could turn up at Louisville, UCF or USF in January. (Allen Eyestone/The Post)
“I just felt like I wasn’t fitting into the program,” he said. “They said Jordan Reed was the pass-catching tight end and also A.C. Leonard. I was the blocking tight end, so I wasn’t very happy with my role.
“I want to play professional ball, so I had to make a decision.”
Christian and Clark will miss the re...