Former West Florida Tech linebacker Kalia Davis and former Pensacola High offensive lineman Adrian Medley were among UCF football’s opt-outs announced Tuesday by head coach Josh Heupel.
Heupel announced a total of 10 opt-outs during the Tuesday release, including a pair of starters.
Over 100 Division I college football players have announced their intention to opt out of the 2020 season as of Sept. 1. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA has guaranteed that players choosing to opt out will not sacrifice eligibility or their athletic scholarship.
A redshirt junior, Davis appeared in all 13 games for the Knights last season, making six starts on UCF’s defensive line with 27 total tackles and eight tackles for loss. Pro Football Focus named Davis to its first-team All-AAC defensive line for his efforts.
Medley appeared in one game against Florida Atlantic during his true freshman season. His work was largely limited to scout team reps in a redshirt season.
Davis and Medley were each three-star prospects on 247 Sports in the Class of 2017 and 2019, respectively. The pair earned a combined 57 collegiate offers in standout careers with West Florida and Pensacola High, each earning multiple All-Area selections while Davis was an All-State selection during his senior season.
UCF’s opt-outs also included quarterback Darriel Mack Jr., a redshirt junior with 19 appearances and three starts in two seasons with the Knights.
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