Florida coach Dan Mullen is getting a new weapon in his wide receiving corps, and it's somebody he knows well. Ole Miss wideout Van Jefferson announced Monday night that he's headed to Gainesville to play for the Gators and Mullen, who got the job at Florida after a successful nine-year run at Mississippi State. A former four-star prospect in the Class of 2015 from Brentwood, Tennessee, Jefferson started 15 games -- including all 12 in 2017 -- for the Rebels. He caught 87 passes for 967 yards and four touchdowns during his two years in Oxford and was more prolific (49 catches for 543 yards and three touchdowns) as a redshirt freshman in 2016. The NCAA announced in December that it would tack on an additional one-year bowl ban to the one Ole Miss self-imposed due to NCAA violations in 2017, which would allow rising seniors to transfer without restriction.
Four-star wideout Van Jefferson transfers to Florida from Ole Miss
CBS Sports | Dec 19