Florida wide receiver transfers Van Jefferson and Trevon Grimes have been ruled eligible by the NCAA, the school announced Thursday.
“I’m excited for Trevon and Van,” UF coach Dan Mullen said. “We appreciate the NCAA’s understanding in both situations, and are thankful to the UAA’s administration and compliance staff for their role in helping guide Trevon, Van, their families and our coaching staff through this.”
Grimes, a sophomore transfer from Ohio State, is immediately eligible and will compete for a starting role this fall.
Jefferson, a transfer from Ole Miss, still needs to be cleared by the SEC before he’s ruled eligible for this season, but that seems a mere formality now that the league has changed its transfer rule.
Jefferson and Grimes were two of UF’s best receivers in the spring and should be a huge addition to the offense in Mullen’s first year.
Jefferson, a junior, is a proven playmaker in the SEC. In two seasons with the Rebels, he combined to catch 91 passes for 999 yards and four touchdowns.
Grimes, a five-star prospect from Fort Lauderdale, played in two games for the Buckeyes as a true freshman last season, catching two passes for 20 yards.
“First and foremost I would like to thank the NCAA, OSU & most importantly The University of Florida for everything they have done involving my transfer situation,” Grimes wrote on his Twitter account. “I am more excited to announce that the NCAA has granted me eligibility for this upcoming 2018-2019 season.”