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.