The brief career of former hotshot prospect Jessamen Dunker has come to an end at Florida. The offensive guard had been suspended from the Gator squad since his arrest in January for riding a stolen motorscooter on the UF campus.
“I met with Jessamen Dunker, matter of fact about an hour before I came in here. He’s decided to transfer. He and I just felt like he needed a fresh start. He felt like he needed a fresh start, and I didn’t disagree with him. Didn’t really get into where. We’re going to continue to work through that. It’s his job to finish up strong academically here at Florida…
Guys get in a situation and obviously he’s got some pretty well-documented off-the-field issues, and we talked about it and he felt like he needed a fresh start and I support him.”
Here’s hoping the redshirt freshman can work through the legal case that’s still open against him. Perhaps this decision was more Dunker’s than Muschamp’s, but it’s certainly fair to wonder if Dunker might still be on the Gator team if Urban Meyer were still practicing his brand of “discipline” in Gainesville.