The road is clear for former Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire to transfer to Florida, should he so choose. And it's widely expected that he will.

On Friday, at the conclusion of this year's SEC spring meetings in Destin, Florida, the conference amended its graduate transfer rule that would allow Zaire, who as of this week was reportedly leaning towards Florida, to transfer to the Gators. While Zaire has not officially announced his destination, the following tweet seems rather clear...

Florida was banned from taking grad transfers for a three-year period, ending in 2018, because two previous transfers failed to meet academic requirements. However, that rule has now changed. According to UF athletic director Scott Stricklin, via the Tampa Bay Times, if a grad transfer does not make adequate academic progress, the program is restricted from taking another grad transfer only the following year.

The SEC was the only Power Five conference with such a restriction on graduate transfers, thus putting it at a competitive disadvantage.