Ole Miss WR Van Jefferson transferring to UF

Ole Miss wide receiver Van Jefferson (12) catches a pass during the second half of the Ole Miss-Alabama game on Sept. 30, 2017, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Crimson Tide won, 66-3. [Photo/Laura Chramer]

Florida’s wide receiver corps got deeper Monday night.

Van Jefferson, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound wide receiver who signed with Ole Miss in 2015 out of Ravenwood High (Tn.), will transfer to the Gators.


While Jefferson would typically have to sit out a year per NCAA transfer rules, the sanctions the Rebels recently received give Jefferson a legitimate shot at receiving a waiver to be immediately eligible at UF.

In 21 games with the Rebels, Jefferson has caught 87 passes for 967 yards and four touchdowns.

Jefferson, ranked the No. 106 overall prospect in the 2015 class by 247Sports, finished behind sophomore A.J. Brown in receptions for Ole Miss last season.

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