Defensive back C.J. Smith has decided to transfer this offseason, announcing his departure on Twitter on Monday.
The Florida native was a three-star recruit in the Gophers 2018 class, redshirting his first season. The 6-1, 185-pound safety did not see any action this year.
It also sounds like receiver Harry Van Dyne has entered the NCAA transfer portal. The 6-5, 200-pound Kansas native redshirted 2017 and did not play in 2018. He played against Maryland and Rutgers this year, catching one 39-yard pass. He was a three-star recruit.
He joins offensive linemen Ben Davis, who will be a graduate transfer, and Nate Umlor. Umlor has already announced his next program as Grand Valley State, a DII program in his Michigan hometown.
In other news, offensive lineman Blaise Andries and defensive tackle Sam Renner made the Academic All-America Division I Football Team. Andries is a mathmatics major and Renner is studying for his master's of accountancy.
And also, Gophers coach P.J. Fleck is one of six finalists for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award.
Officially In the Transfer Portal pic.twitter.com/DMtcj6iUvj— CJ Smith �� (@Cjsmith004) December 9, 2019