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Former Ole Miss WR announces transfer to Florida

Former Ole Miss WR Van Jefferson. Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications Inc.

Ole Miss was able to flip one of Dan Mullen’s Gator commits earlier this week in 2018 QB Matt Corral. Last night, Mullen was able to provide some payback as WR Van Jefferson announced that he will be transferring to finish out his college career in Gainesville.

Related: 4-star QB Corral flips commitment from Florida to Ole Miss

In just two seasons with Ole Miss, Jefferson was able to reel in 87 passes for four touchdowns and just under 1,000 yards. Jefferson was one of several Ole Miss players that openly explored the possibility of a transfer and retained the services of attorney Tom Mars following the NCAA’s ruling.

Like Shea Patterson, who transferred to Michigan, Jefferson must now wait on the NCAA to decide if he is eligible to play in 2018. Jefferson played as a redshirt sophomore last season.

Related: Shea Patterson announces transfer from Ole Miss to Michigan

Thanks in large part to a revolving door at the QB position for the Gators in 2017, WR was not a prolific position. The teams leading receiver finished the year with just 42 catches, a number equaled by Jefferson one of many options on the Ole Miss offense. Jefferson gives the Gators a vertical threat that their offense was clearly missing in the past.

The former 4-star recruit had also taken a visit to Michigan alongside Patterson and S Deontay Anderson.

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