Upon deciding to leave the Florida football program earlier this month, one of the stipulations of Mike Blakely obtaining a release from his UF scholarship was that he could not transfer to another SEC school, as well as Miami or Florida State.
Apparently, the conference stipulation has been tweaked. Or Blakely’s going to pay his own tuition freight in 2011.
Regardless, Rivals.com‘s Auburn-specific website is reporting that the running back has enrolled at the university and will play for the defending national champions after sitting out this season. After satisfying NCAA transfer rules, Blakely will have four years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2012.
Auburn has yet to confirm the addition of Blakely.
Blakely, a member of UF’s 2011 recruiting class, was an early enrollee and was slated to take part in spring practice this year, but was sidelined by a shoulder issue. Rivals.com had Blakely rated as the No. 6 RB in the country this year.