Former Florida DB commits to Purdue, becomes third SEC defensive player to join Boilers
Another former SEC defensive player is heading to West Lafayette.
Purdue received a commitment from former Florida defensive back CJ McWilliams, who entered his name into the NCAA transfer portal following the 2020 season. He becomes the third former SEC defensive player to commit to the Boilermakers during the offseason, joining former South Carolina defensive end Joseph Anderson and former Auburn linebacker Octavius Brothers.
McWilliams made his announcement with a post on Instagram. He joins the Boilermakers after spending the past five seasons with the Gators. Because of the NCAA’s blanket waiver for all fall sports student-athletes, he still has one year of eligibility remaining.
— NCAA Transfer Portal (@RivalsPortal) February 17, 2021
In his career at Florida, McWilliams appeared in 17 games and made two starts. He is credited with making 19 tackles and breaking up 4 passes, most of that production coming in the 2018 season. Over the last two seasons, McWilliams has played in just one game — the Gators’ season opener against Ole Miss in 2020.
McWilliams missed the entire 2019 season due to injury.
Purdue is coming off a 2-4 season in 2020. The Boilermakers are scheduled to start their spring practices on Friday.