Former UF coach Jim McElwain didn’t land Trevon Grimes, but he’ll be a Gator anyway.
The former St. Thomas Aquinas standout signed with Florida on Friday, as new UF coach Dan Mullen confirmed via his Twitter account.
“Welcome to the Florida Family @Trevongrimes8 #AllBite18,” Mullen wrote.
Grimes, the No. 6 wide receiver in the 2017 class by 247Sports, was one of the most highly recruited wide receivers a season ago before eventually signing with the Buckeyes over Florida. He finished his career at St. Thomas with 42 receptions for 770 yards and 11 touchdowns, notching an average of 18.3 yards-per-reception.
As a freshman this season, Grimes saw the field in just 2 games with Ohio State, hauling in three receptions for 20 yards before temporarily leaving the program in October, citing “family health issues.”
“I just felt like (Florida) fit for me. It’s close to home. Of course, being in my situation that I’m in right now, I have to be close to home,” Grimes told the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel.
Barring an exception from the NCAA, Grimes must sit out a year before being eligible to play for the Gators.