GAINESVILLE, FL (SNN-TV) - Jaden Rashada, a top QB prospect in the 2023 class, has been released from his national letter of intent by Florida and is now free to sign with another team.

Rashada, who was the highest-rated signee in the Gators' 2023 class in December, asked for his release after a reported $13M NIL package fell through.

The Associated Press reported that the Gator Collective terminated its agreement with Rashada, which was to be paid out over four years.

Rashada never enrolled in classes and asked for his release earlier this week with National Signing Day set for Feb. 1.


The Gators are now thin at the QB position, with last year's starter, Anthony Richardson, declared for the NFL Draft, and backup Jalen Kitna, dismissed following his arrest on child pornography charges.

Florida signed Wisconsin transfer and former top recruit Graham Mertz in December. He's expected to compete with former Ohio State transfer Jack Miller III for the starting job.