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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Redshirt freshman receiver Ja'Juan Story won't be making his Gators debut in 2012. Instead, he is transferring Florida coach Will Muschamp announced Friday morning.
Projected as a potential reserve at receiver, Story met with Muschamp on Thursday to discuss his future.
"Ja'Juan came me to Thursday afternoon and indicated that he wanted to transfer," said Muschamp. "He just felt like this wasn't a good fit for him and he needed a fresh start. Ja'Juan is a good student and was a good teammate and we wish him the best of luck."
Story signed with the Gators in February 2011 out of Nature Coast Technical School in Brooksville. The 6-foot-3, 206-pound Story played quarterback, running back and receiver in high school.
He signed as a receiver with the Gators and played on the scout team a year ago as he developed his skills in the passing game.
However, Story told Muschamp he is seeking a fresh start elsewhere.
"I had a great experience here and met a bunch of great people,'' Story said. "It is a great football program with great players and coaches. It just wasn't the right fit for me."
Under NCAA rules, Story must sit out a season if he transfers to another Division I school.
The Gators will move forward with a group of receivers that include returners Andre Debose, Frankie Hammond Jr., Solomon Patton, Quinton Dunbar and Stephen Alli. Also in the mix are true freshmen Raphael Andrades and Latroy Pittman, who has shown coaches he can be a factor in his first season.