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Florida QB Jake Allen Announces Transfer

Jake Allen takes the field in a high school game.

Coaching changes on college football have greater repercussions than just swapping out the head coaches. Assistants often change hands, recruits decide the new coaching staff isn't for them, and even some players on that team decide to transfer.

Florida quarterback Jake Allen has decided to do the latter. The former three-star quarterback recruit from Florida chose the Gators when Jim McElwain was the head coach, and redshirted during the 2017 season.

Now that Dan Mullen is the new head coach, Allen has decided to move on from the program.

He announced the move on Twitter.

Allen had been committed to the Gators since his sophomore year in high school, but he'll be headed to a new program where he'll have to sit for a season - if he transfers within the FBS.

Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask have the upper hand on a starting position, while star recruit Emory Jones is in the conversation despite being just a freshman.

It'll be interesting to see if Allen chooses to stay within the state of Florida.