West Virginia defensive end Adam Shuler will spend the 2018 season in the SEC.
The graduate transfer announced his intentions to join the Florida Gators this fall. He’ll be immediately eligible for the Gators, and he’ll have two years of eligibility remaining.
I will be going to ….The University of Florida!!! 🐊 Don’t ask no questions 👌🏾😎 #ShulerGang back home #88
— Adam Shuler (@Adam_goeshard) June 11, 2018
Shuler announced that he would transfer in February. He later took a visit to Gainesville, Fla., in April, which he seemed to enjoy.
What y’all think ?🤔😎 pic.twitter.com/SZFEfhyiCF
— Adam Shuler (@Adam_goeshard) April 15, 2018
Shuler record 37 tackles (26 solo), 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 1 fumble recovery last season.
He made a huge stride as a pass rusher from 2016 to 2017, and his services could’ve greatly benefitted a West Virginia team trying to compete for a national title in Will Grier’s final season in Morgantown.
Shuler felt it was best to pursue other opportunities, however, and thanked Mountaineers fans for their support in a goodbye tweet.
The 6-foot-4, 268-pound defensive lineman hails from Longwood, Fla. No Florida schools offered Shuler, however, coming out of Lyman High School.
Shuler will get his first chance to debut for the Gators against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1, while West Virginia opens its season with a Power 5 clash vs. Tennessee in Charlotte, N.C.