Gators’ Brissett, Johnson to transfer

Backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett is leaving No. 4 Florida.

Coach Will Muschamp says safety/running back Chris Johnson also
has been granted his scholarship release and plans to transfer.

Muschamp says both sophomores ”expressed an interest in
transferring and getting a fresh start.”

Brissett started three games in two seasons and lost an open
competition with Jeff Driskel before this season. Brissett
completed 41 of 74 passes for 455 yards with three touchdowns and
four interceptions.

He is reportedly considering West Virginia, Louisville,
Arkansas, North Carolina State and Duke.

Johnson played safety and running back, but saw most of his
action on special teams. He had 19 special teams tackles. He ran
five times for 35 yards this season.