Defensive End Gerald Willis has been reinstated to the University of Florida for academics, GatorCountry has learned.
April Justin, Willis’ mother tells GC that her son has been re-admitted to classes following his suspension from the school and football program in early January.
His admittance into the football program is still pending as the family files an appeal.
Following Willis’ suspension, there were speculations that he would transfer to Texas A&M but his mother insist those are unfounded and that the Aggies only remain a small option pending things are unresolvable at Florida.
Her son’s first choice and current goal, Justin explains, “is to stay apart of Gator Nation”.
Willis will find out more concerning his Gator football fate after that appeal meeting sometime next week.
Willis’ suspension came after an up and down season involving fights with former teammates and an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after taking a cheap shot at FSU quarterback Jameis Winston during the Florida vs Florida State game.
During the Birmingham Bowl, which saw the Gators beat East Carolina, Willis proved pivotal with a forced fumble on a goal line stand and four total tackles.
He finished the season with a tackle in every game he saw action in, totaling 14 tackles, six of which were solo.
GatorCountry.com will continue to monitor this situation and keep everyone up to date on Willis.