UF confirms nine mid-year football enrollees


 Florida confirmed Friday that nine early enrollees are officially now in class and will be participating in the offseason strength and conditioning program and in spring drills that begin in March.

The nine includes two transfer wide receivers — Van Jefferson from Ole Miss and Trevon Grimes from Ohio State. Jefferson and Grimes are both seeking a waiver that would make them eligible to play this season. Jefferson needs one from the SEC, while Grimes requires one from the NCAA.

The other early enrollees are offensive lineman Noah Banks, offensive lineman Chris Bleich, running backs Iverson Clement and Dameon Pierce, defensive back Trey Dean, quarterback Emory Jones and athlete Amari Burney.

Another early enrollee — true freshman defensive back Randy Russell — learned Thursday that a heart condition has ended his football career. He will remain in school on scholarship as an injury hardship.