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Trevon Grimes Explains Why He’s Transferring From Ohio State To Florida

A view of the fans at a Florida Gators football game.

GAINESVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 27: Fans of the Florida Gators fill the stands during the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on September 27, 2008 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Trevon Grimes took to Twitter to officially announce his transfer from Ohio State to Florida.

New of Trevon Grimes' decision came down earlier today. He told the Sun-Sentinel that being close to home due to what has been called "family health issues."

Now, he has posted to Twitter for the first time since the decision.

Grimes doesn't go into much more detail, but here's what he has to say about his move to Gainesville.

The full note:

"First And Foremost I want to Express How grateful I am for The Ohio State University and BuckeyeNation, for giving me the opportunity many kids dream of. Throughout my time on campus I have built bonds with amazing people that will last a lifetime and have learned From great role models. I will forever cherish the Great moments I've had with all my Brothers and coaches at Ohio state and will always wish them nothing but the best. As for all of you wondering why, Im gonna leave it at Family heath issues and need to be closer to home. With that being said I want to thank The University of Florida for understanding my situation and giving me the Opportunity to become apart of the Gator Family it is a true Blessing!"

Grimes took a leave of absence from Ohio State this season, and was rumored to be considering Miami which is close to his South Florida home, but ultimately he settled on UF, which is obviously still much closer than Columbus.

According to the Sun-Sentinel report, Grimes hopes to receive a waiver so that he will not have to sit out a year to play for the Gators.

Grimes appeared in two games for Ohio State this season, against Army and UNLV, and caught three passes for 20 yards.