Nearly a month after reports first surfaced that a Florida linebacker was intent on making his way closer to his Northeast hometown, that move has become official.
In a release, UConn confirmed that linebacker Graham Stewart has transferred into the Huskies football program from Florida. Stewart spent the 2011 season with the Gators.
It’s not yet known whether Stewart will receive, or even seek, a hardship waiver from the NCAA that would allow him to play immediately. All the school would allow is that Stewart will have three years of eligibility remaining.
Coming out of high school in Middletown, Conn., Stewart was a four-star member of UF’s 2011 recruiting class. He was the No. 1 player at any position in the state of Connecticut, and the No. 16 inside LB in the country per Rivals.com.
As a true freshman last season, Stewart played in 12 games. He scored a touchdown on a blocked punt in the Gators’ gator Bowl win over Ohio State.
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