Rebels’ Van Jefferson transferring to Florida

WR Van Jefferson is transferring from Ole Miss to Florida in hopes of playing in 2018 if he can get a waiver from the NCAA.

Published on Tuesday, 12/19/17, at 12:21 p.m. Eastern.

Florida has been abysmal on offense for eight straight seasons, but things are looking up for the Gators with a new regime in town led by new head coach Dan Mullen.

UF is hoping to cash in tomorrow during the early Signing Day, but it’s already scored an outstanding new player in former Ole Miss WR Van Jefferson. The rising fourth-year junior announced Tuesday night on Twitter that’s he’s transferring to the SEC East school.

In two seasons with the Rebels, Jefferson started 15 games and had 87 receptions for 967 yards and four TDs. Like Shea Patterson with his wishes to play for Michigan next season, Jefferson must get a waiver from the NCAA to play in 2018.

When the NCAA levied Ole Miss with a bowl ban for another season (2018), it allowed rising seniors for the Rebels to transfer and be able to play right away. As for other players, they must get a waiver but those are expected to be granted.

In other college football news today, Lane Kiffin has signed a new 10-year deal with FAU. I’m sure this is simply a ploy by Kiffin and the school to help recruiting on the eve of the early Signing Day (and on the day of) the Owls’ bowl game against Akron tonight.

By the way, I LOVE FAU -7 in the first quarter and -14 in the first half against the Zips tonight. The Owls are 22.5-point favorites, which is the largest spread in the history of college football bowl games.

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