Grimes, Jefferson Ruled Eligible For Gators in 2018

Standout Florida wide receivers Trevon Grimes, who spent last season at Ohio State, and Van Jefferson, who spent the past three seasons at Ole Miss, before they both transferred to UF in January, have received waivers from the NCAA related to their immediate eligibility this season with the Gators.

Grimes is eligible to play immediately, while Jefferson now needs a similar waiver from the Southeastern Conference since he is an intraconference transfer. That waiver process is ongoing.

“I’m excited for Trevon and Van. 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 over the past six-plus months,” Coach Dan Mullen said.

Last season at Ohio State, Grimes saw actions in two games and totaled three catches for 20 yards. Meanwhile over the past two seasons at Ole Miss, Jefferson totaled 91 catches for 999 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

The Gators open up the 2018 season with a home game against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Sports Radio 930! 

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