April 7, 2012; Gainesville FL, USA; Florida Gators running back Chris Johnson (32) runs past linebacker Graham Stewart (55) during the first half of the Florida-Spring Game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE
Since leaving Florida, Graham Stewart has decided to play for the Huskies. Follow @SBNationCFB
The Will Muschamp era has been marked by continued Florida Gators arrests and transfers, but almost all of the players involved were recruited to Gainesville by former coach Urban Meyer. Friday, Florida announced linebacker Graham Stewart is leaving the program, meaning Florida's 12th transfer since Muschamp was hired is the first to actually have been recruited by the current coach.
"Graham has told me he wanted to leave to get closer to home due to some personal issues," Muschamp said. "Family always comes first with me and he needs to be closer to his family. I'm thankful for his contributions to our team and wish him nothing but the best of luck. He will always have my support and backing if he needs any help in the future."
Stewart is from Connecticut, where he was dubbed the state's top recruit by Rivals. A four-star linebacker before joining the Gators, he appeared in 12 games on special teams, picking up a tackle and a touchdown on a blocked punt in the Gator Bowl.
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