Buckeye Sports Bulletin concludes it series of examining those who signed with the Ohio State football team during the Urban Meyer era and later transferred elsewhere by highlighting the 2017 recruiting class.
Without further ado, here’s who it is.
Trevon Grimes, WR
Grimes’ departure from Ohio State became official when Florida announced Dec. 22 he was joining the Gators’ program.
Originally from Indianapolis, Grimes was a five-star product out of Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas, where he had 42 career receptions for 770 yards and 11 touchdowns and helped his team win the state title in 2015 and ’16. He logged 15 grabs for 274 yards and two scores as a senior before suffering a season-ending knee injury in the third game of the year. The talented athlete also was a two-time state hurdles champion.
During the 2017 season, Grimes took a personal leave of absence from the OSU football team so he could be closer to home in Florida due to an undisclosed family medical emergency.
“He’s got a situation that he wants to be closer to home,” Meyer said. “His mom’s dealing with some health issues. They’re great people, so we’re not going to stand in the way of that.”
Grimes had three receptions for 20 yards in two games with the Buckeyes. He will be a true sophomore in 2018 and will likely seek a hardship waiver to play right away but could have to take a redshirt season due to NCAA transfer rules.