Published: Aug 19, 2010 8:53 PM EDT
Updated: Aug 20, 2010 4:30 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Adrian Coxson, a freshman from Baltimore, has been granted his release and intends to transfer.

School officials say Coxson wants to move closer to home.

Coxson, a 6-foot-2 standout at City College High, was one of five receivers in coach Urban Meyer's highly touted recruiting class. Robert Clark and Solomon Patton got a head start on Coxson by enrolling in school in January, and coaches have raved about Quinton Dunbar and Chris Dunkley during training camp.

Coxson worked as an option-style quarterback as a high school senior, rushing for more than 1,200 yards, passing for 650 more and accounting for 19 touchdowns. He chose Florida over Georgia, Maryland, Penn State and West Virginia.