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Written by Nick de la Torre, May 15, 2015, 7 Comments,
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For the second season in a row the Florida Gators have added a graduate transfer who will be eligible immediately on the football field.

Former Vanderbilt quarterback / wide receiver Josh Grady has decided to transfer to Florida for graduate school. Grady grew up in Tampa, where he played and graduated from Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida.

Grady was a two-year starter at Armwood after transferring from Freedom High School. As a senior, Grady completed 182-of-256 pass attempts for 2,109 yards and 24 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He added 865 rushing yards and 14 more scores with his feet. Grady is related to former Florida Gators linebacker Jevon Kearse.

Grady enrolled at Vanderbilt with the intention of playing quarterback. He didn’t receive any playing time as a freshman and made the transition to wide receiver in his second season. He played in all 13 games of his sophomore season, serving at receiver and as a wildcat quarterback at times.

Grady moved back to quarterback in 2013, seeing action in three games before an injury ended his season. In 2014 he moved back to wide receiver in the spring and saw action in eight games but did not record a reception. Grady finished his career at Vanderbilt just 3-7 on pass attempts for 27 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He recorded seven catches for 89 yards and also carried the ball 11 times for 20 yards.

In January, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Florida was one of three schools that Vanderbilt gave Grady permission to speak with regarding transferring. Grady has exhausted three of his four years of eligibility, which means he would have one year left to play and would be eligible immediately after graduating this past Saturday.

Grady is expected to give the Gators added depth at the quarterback position as well as contribute at the receiver position in 2015.

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  1. skyflakeMay 15, 2015, 4:00 pm

    It’s good that UF has added another body, but it doesn’t sound like he’s going to contribute at QB, unless injuries occur, since he didn’t at Vandy. If UF can get Golson, that’s someone that could play immediately.
    UF has lost out on another quarterback, Dwayne Haskins, who chose Maryland. You could kid of see that happening when he didn’t return to UF for the Spring game as he said he would. It’s common for recruits to tell the school they visit what they want to hear, he was always a longshot anyway.
    The time is running short for UF to get a quarterback for the 2016 class, almost all of the good one’s have been claimed by other schools. It’s the middle of May, if UF doesn’t grab one by June, it doesn’t bode well , and UF can’t afford to strike out for the second year in a row.

  2. landportMay 15, 2015, 4:32 pm

    Let me see if I understand this: The choice was between one kid from ND who was once kicked out of school for cheating on an examination, lost his QB job to an underclassmen and then quit the team and the other kid, apparently a ‘good guy’, from Vanderbilt who apparently was never good enough to win the QB job at Vanderbilt. So apparently we get the kid who was never an SEC quality QB for his one year of eligibility. Are you excited?

    • terry3908May 15, 2015, 6:08 pm

      Nope not excited at all. I don’t see this Grady guy helping us at all, he can’t even beat out Treon Harris Lol. What a dumb decision, We was better off taking the ND QB and keeping him from going to the Noles and throwing TD’s all over the place with those speedy WR’s they have.

    • scooterpMay 16, 2015, 9:52 am

      We need DEPTH at the QB position. That term seems to escape everyone. DEPTH doesn’t mean a week 1 starter. There are no magic bullets out there to fix our offense, but we can’t go into next season with 2 scholly QBs.

    • landportMay 16, 2015, 12:44 pm

      From Rival’s: For Information Only. In 2011, Jose Grady, our DEPTH at QB, played in 6 games. All as a WR. Grady had no catches. In 2012 Jose Grady played in 3 games as a Spread QB. He complete 3 of 6 passes for a total of 27 yards. He threw no TDs and had 2 interceptions. Just what we need quality depth.

  3. Wilbur_36May 18, 2015, 8:27 pm

    He has potential and we have better coaches than Vandy. So maybe we get a decent player. I don’t think anyone can predict the outcome until we see him on the field. As for the ND-QB, we don’t need any trouble makers, we need those we feel can stay out of trouble and not embarrass the Gators.

    • landportMay 19, 2015, 8:11 pm

      Golson going to FSU is not a ‘big deal’. What is a ‘big deal’ is the inability of Coach Mac and staff to recruiting HS quarterbacks. Last year they recruited no one at QB. This year, to date, the top 10 according to ESPN have committed elsewhere. The Gators have recruited no one. Going into the Fall the Gators will have two scholarship QBs and several walk-ons. That’s it. Grady is hardly the answer. He was unable to contribute at Vanderbilt and he will not get the job done in Gainesville. There is a reason why this QB was playing WR at Vanderbilt—at Vanderbilt, no less!! Answer: He was no good at QB!! I seemingly good kid who is a non-contributor at QB does not represent ‘depth’ at QB. Let’s face reality here!!

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For the second season in a row the Florida Gators have added a graduate transfer who will be eligible immediately on the football field.

Former Vanderbilt quarterback / wide receiver Josh Grady has decided to transfer to Florida for graduate school. Grady grew up in Tampa, where he played and graduated from Armwood High School in Seffner, Florida.

Grady was a two-year starter at Armwood after transferring from Freedom High School. As a senior, Grady completed 182-of-256 pass attempts for 2,109 yards and 24 touchdowns to just five interceptions. He added 865 rushing yards and 14 more scores with his feet. Grady is related to former Florida Gators linebacker Jevon Kearse.

Grady enrolled at Vanderbilt with the intention of playing quarterback. He didn’t receive any playing time as a freshman and made the transition to wide receiver in his second season. He played in all 13 games of his sophomore season, serving at receiver and as a wildcat quarterback at times.

Grady moved back to quarterback in 2013, seeing action in three games before an injury ended his season. In 2014 he moved back to wide receiver in the spring and saw action in eight games but did not record a reception. Grady finished his career at Vanderbilt just 3-7 on pass attempts for 27 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions. He recorded seven catches for 89 yards and also carried the ball 11 times for 20 yards.

In January, the Tampa Bay Times reported that Florida was one of three schools that Vanderbilt gave Grady permission to speak with regarding transferring. Grady has exhausted three of his four years of eligibility, which means he would have one year left to play and would be eligible immediately after graduating this past Saturday.

Grady is expected to give the Gators added depth at the quarterback position as well as contribute at the receiver position in 2015.

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