Florida’s 2019 football signing class will have another player go the junior college route when offensive lineman signee Deyavie Hammond announced on social media Saturday he did not clear admissions at the university.
Hammond, a four star out of Lakeland, will have to attend junior college this coming semester:
“To my dismay and my supporters over the course of my football career. I did not qualify for the NCAA and I will not be attending the University of Florida. The journey had been long and I have met great individuals who have given me countless opportunities to help me become a better player and person. Although misfortunate my journey has not come to a stop I will be attending a JuCo for the next two years. This journey wasn’t easy but it definitely fun and will continue through out this tough time. Saddening as the situation is I will forever cheer Gator Nation. — Deyavie Hammond”
Hammond was the nation’s No. 242 overall prospect and the No. 15 offensive guard in the 2019 recruiting class, according to 247Sports.
Diwun Black, a Osceola four-star linebacker, is the other ’19 Florida signee who did not clear admissions. He is attending Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
UF’s 2019 class, ranked No. 9 by 247, has now four players not playing for the Gators, with four-star defensive back Chris Steele (Southern Cal) and four-star quarterback Jalon Jones (Jackson State) transferring following the spring game.