UCLA Bruins quarterback Asiantii Woulard, a former four-star prospect and the No. 2 dual-threat for the recruiting class of 2013, announced late Wednesday afternoon that he will be transferring from the program.
After much thought, I'll be transferring from UCLA. Thankful for the opportunity & great experience, now looking forward to a new beginning.
— Asiantii Woulard (@Asiantii4) June 3, 2015
It didn’t take very long for rumors of his next collegiate destination to start heating up, as Zach Abolverdi of GatorSports.com reported that Woulard “is expected to consider the [Florida] Gators.” This would make a ton of sense, considering he’s a Winter Park (FL) native and held an offer from UF through his recruiting process.
It would also give new head coach Jim McElwain some insurance at the position—which has been an area of some serious insufficiency since Tim Tebow graduated following the 2009 season—heading into 2016 if neither Treon Harris or Will Grier pan out this fall.
I would say the odds of this happening are pretty much inevitable, especially since Woulard favorited this tweet just a few short hours ago:
Not happy to see him go, but this would sure make some SEC coordinators nervous! Best wishes @Asiantii2_ https://t.co/lxLiWAMSe9
— Creig Nicks (@uclanicks) June 4, 2015
Still, the report says Woulard is also expected to consider South Florida and Central Florida, but I would imagine playing in the SEC would be much more appealing than the AAC for a talent like this.