Florida Football Update: Ja'Juan Story, 4-Star Wide Receiver to Transfer

Kevin KingSenior Analyst IIAugust 11, 2012

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 03:  Head coach Will Muschamp of the University of Florida Gators watches the action prior to game against the Florida Atlantic University Owls at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Gainesville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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In a story reported by Hays Carlyon of The Florida Times-Union, Florida coach Will Muschamp has confirmed that redshirt freshman wide receiver, Ja'Juan Story has asked to transfer from Florida.

The receiver informed Muschamp of his intentions on Thursday afternoon. According to the coach, Story just felt that Florida was no longer a good fit for him. Coach Muschamp also noted that Story was a good student and teammate, and he wished him well, wherever he goes.

Story, 6'3", 200 lbs, wasn't expected to play a big role in the Gator receiving unit this year. Still, his loss can't be good news for the struggling pass game.

In 2011, the Florida offense did not have an individual receiver total 500 yards in catches. That stat sounds strange when associated with Florida Gator football in the past 20 years.

Additionally, Story becomes the fifth 4-star athlete to leave the team from the 2011 signing class that was ranked No. 12 in the nation by Rivals. The other four players are: TE  A.C. Leonard, RB Mike Blakely, WR Javares McRoy and LB Graham Stewart.

That Florida signing class was the first for Muschamp. The loss of five of the 4-star players represents almost half of the 11 4-star athletes in the class.

According to Jason Lieser of the Palm Beach Post, Story is the 14th player to leave the program since Muschamp took over.