After initially choosing to move on from playing football for West Virginia to pursue track and field opportunities, it appears Adam Shuler will stick to the gridiron after all. He will just be doing so with a new school.
Shuler announced his decision to transfer to Florida with a brief message on Twitter. The transfer to the Florida Gators brings the Florida native closer to home for the remainder of his college career. As a graduate transfer, Shuler will be eligible to play right away for Florida this fall. Because of that, Florida will get a nice little boost of quality depth on the defensive line. Florida has not made the transfer official, however. It is also confirmed Shuler will resume his football playing for the Gators or if he will just focus on track.
Shuler played in 12 games (starting 10 of those games) for West Virginia last season, in which he recorded three sacks and eight tackles for a loss. Despite the experience as a starter, Shuler was listed as a back-up option on the West Virginia depth chart this spring. Where he will slide into the mix in Gainesville will remain to be seen, but any chance to add some experienced depth is a plus for any program.