Friday was a big day for the Florida Gators as far as roster depth goes. One of the shallowest positions just became one of the deepest with the addition of two quarterbacks.
Vanderbilt’s Josh Grady and Oregon State’s Luke Del Rio have decided to join the Gators.
Grady, who finished his degree at Vandy, will be eligible to play immediately due to the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. He has limited playing time at quarterback, but is a warm body Florida desperately needed to add.
Del Rio, the son of NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, will have to sit out a season. It’s the second time he’s transferred in as many years. After walking onto Alabama as a freshman in 2013, he headed to Oregon State. The NCAA waived the typical transfer rule, allowing him to play immediately.
Connor Letourneau of The Oregonian first reported the news of Del Rio’s transfer. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.