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Ohio State WR Trevon Grimes Is Reportedly Transferring To Florida

Ohio State Buckeye fans doing the "O-H-I-O" chant.

COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 27: Ohio State Buckeyes fans cheer on their team against the Minnesota Golden Gophers on September 27, 2008 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

Trevon Grimes is headed closer to home.

The Early National Signing period wasn't kind to Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes. Ohio State lost out on close battles for quarterback Emory Jones, and a recruiting violation led to the loss of Micah Parsons.

Now, the Buckeyes are losing a wide receiver. Freshman wideout Trevon Grimes is reportedly transferring closer to home in the wake of "family health issues."

According to a report from the Sun-Sentinel, Grimes is awaiting paperwork before his move to the University of Florida is complete.

Grimes gave the following statement to the Sun-Sentinel:

"I just felt like [Florida] fit for me. It’s close to home. Of course, being in my situation that I’m in right now, I have to be close to home.

It was a pretty big decision for me know that Miami is 30, 40 minutes away from my house, but I also know that my mom always told me, ‘This is about you, and you have to go where you feel comfortable. I’ve talked to [UF co-offensive coordinator Billy] Gonzales about the receiver situation, about how many receivers they have. I feel like I fit in to that offense and that program very well."

Grimes played in a handful of games before taking a leave of absence from the program in October. He racked up 20 yards on three catches during his brief career at Ohio State.

It's the second time Florida has played spoiler to the Buckeyes after landing 4-star quarterback Emory Jones on Wednesday.


UPDATE: The move is official.

Dan Mullen has made some major moves since taking over as the Gators' head coach.