July 23, 2024

Another former Florida Gators player has returned to the transfer portal after just one year away from Gainesville. Chief Borders, a linebacker who briefly played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, has re-entered the transfer portal, as reported by On3’s Pete Nakos.

Borders initially joined Florida as part of the Class of 2021, where he was ranked as a three-star linebacker, placing 102nd at his position by 247 Sports. He saw limited action in 12 games for the Gators in 2022, recording two tackles. During his time with the Cornhuskers, he played in all 12 games, tallying nine tackles according to his Huskers’ bio.

Reportedly a graduate transfer, Borders spent three years in college, demonstrating academic excellence alongside his athletic pursuits.

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Borders isn’t the only former Gator who migrated to Nebraska following the 2022 season. Corey Collier, a defensive back, also made the move but has similarly re-entered the portal after a single season with the Cornhuskers, where he played in five games without recording a tackle.

Following the spring transfer period, the Gators have been relatively quiet. However, they have been actively pursuing the nation’s top interior line prospect. Florida recently hosted Jason Zandamela, a transfer from USC, who is considered the premier remaining interior offensive lineman in the transfer market, according to On3.

Zandamela, who attended Clearwater Academy International in high school, has UCF and Florida as his top choices. He visited both schools in late April and is expected to announce his decision between the two programs in the coming week.

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