Fall Sports

SEC rules Van Jefferson eligible immediately

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The Florida Gators received word that WR Van Jefferson has been given immediate eligibility on Monday morning. After the recent rule change surrounding in-conference transfers was amended this spring, the ruling is no surprise but removes the final hurdle in Jefferson’s transfer process.

The 6’2″ receiver figures to play a prominent role in this year’s offense and has been exceptional since his arrival this past spring. With plenty of speed, soft hands, and a large frame, Jefferson has become a favorite target of all of the Gators QB’s.

Jefferson is one of two stud WR transfers that Dan Mullen was able to recruit during his transitional class. Trevon Grimes who transferred on a medical hardship from Ohio State. Both players received NCAA approval earlier this month, but Jefferson still awaited the SEC’s approval.

During his time with Ole Miss, the junior hauled in 91 catches for 999 yards and 4 touchdowns. With this news, the Gators receiver corps just became a very real threat to any opponents they face this season.


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