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UCF redshirt sophomore quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. (8) keeps the ball and runs for a touchdown on Nov. 29, 2019 when the Knights defeated the Bulls 34-7. Mack announced he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal on Wednesday via social media.

UCF quarterback Darriel Mack Jr. announces he will enter the NCAA Transfer Portal, via social media Wednesday.

“I want to thank the amazing UCF fan base for supporting me from the time that I put on my helmet here at UCF,” Mack wrote. “With that being said, my family and I have made the decision that it is best that I enter the transfer portal.”

Mack opted-out of what would have been his junior year this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

In his freshman season, Mack played in 9 games, throwing for 619 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

Mack’s best performance as a Knight came in just his second college start, the 2018 AAC championship game against Memphis. He threw for 348 yards and two touchdowns in the 56-41 win. He added four additional touchdowns with his feet on 18 rushes for 59 yards.

Mack played sporadically last season after missing preseason fall camp and the first two games from a broken ankle. He appeared in 7 of the 12 games, finishing with 19 completions for 219 yards.

“I will be a grad transfer, immediately able to play with two years left of eligibility,” Mack wrote.

Coming out of high school, Mack received offers from Maryland, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, Temple, Virginia, Marshall, Old Dominion, and Hampton.

He was the 18th ranked dual-threat QB in the 2017 class.

“These past three years of my life have been nothing short of the best moments in my life,” Mack wrote. “Thank you for everyone that has supported me on this journey. I promise you that we are just getting started.”

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