Josh Portis transfers from Florida
True freshman QB Josh Portis has decided to transfer. The reason is pretty funny... and sad.
Mom's an annoying bitch
"Changing schools, particularly with his mother as a prominent player in the choice, is nothing new for Portis. When he chooses a new school, it will be his fifth since April 2003, when he left Redondo Union High for California football power Long Beach Poly.
Les Congelliere, athletic director at Redondo, said he remembered the circumstances behind Portis' departure well. After starting and starring on the junior varsity as a sophomore in 2002, Portis figured to compete with two senior quarterbacks for the No. 1 quarterback spot for the 2003 season.
"His mom thought he should be given a free walk," Congelliere said. "That's not going to happen.
"I liked the woman a lot, but she had a skewed view that her kid was never being praised enough.""
Honestly, what was his mother thinking? This isnt high school football. This isnt even Utah. This is a major college program. True freshman QBs dont replace a two year starter who happened to lead the conference in passing yards, total offense, and TDs the past season. Every time Portis came him, he was either fumbling the ball or throwing awkward passes. He wasnt ready to play.
So now, if he had stuck it out at Florida, he would have waited for Leak to finish his senior season and would go into the 2007 year as the starter(although if Leak had ever gone down with injury, Portis would then be starting). Now, if he transfers to a division I school, the earliest he could see the field is 2007. So I dont really understand the logic in this move. Sounds to me like he needs to move on and quit letting Mama Portis keep changing his diapers.
What does it mean to Florida? Well it probably wont allow them to move Cornelius Ingram to another position like they were planning. And it makes the recruitment of Tim Tebow more important(who btw is currently lighting up Seffner Armwood in the 4A state title game at this very moment).