New Florida coach Dan Mullen has added a new weapon to his offense.
Former Ole Miss wide receiver Van Jefferson announced Monday that he will transfer to UF. Jefferson officially visited the Gators last weekend and also took trips to Louisville and Michigan this month.
CHOMP! CHOMP! 🐊
— VJ12 (@VanJefferson12) December 19, 2017
In two seasons with the Rebels, Jefferson had 91 total receptions for 999 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jefferson is redshirt sophomore and has two years of eligibility remaining. He needs a waiver from the NCAA to play immediately in 2018, but it’s a possibility with the recent sanctions at Ole Miss.
Florida has lost commitments from 4-star wide receivers Ja’Marr Chase, Jacob Copeland and Tyquan Thornton in the Class of 2018, and 3-star pledge Corey Gammage could be next. The Gators return just seven players at the position for next season, so getting Jefferson on board is huge for Mullen.
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound Jefferson is from Brentwood, Tenn., and was the nation’s No. 11 wide receiver and No. 106 overall prospect in the Class of 2015, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.
Former UF coach Will Muschamp offered Johnson in the spring of 2014 and he visited Florida that summer. Jefferson committed to Georgia as a high school senior, but flipped to Ole Miss late in his recruitment.