Wednesday it was reported that Skyler Mornhinweg would be transferring from Florida to an Ivy League institution, leaving the Gators with just two scholarship quarterbacks on their roster at the moment.
We don’t know yet whether Everett Golson will be added to that roll, but we do know one who is very likely coming aboard.
The Associated Press reported the same day as Mornhinweg’s decision surfaced that UF will likely add Luke Del Rio to its roster at some point this summer. The well-traveled Del Rio announced in early April that he would be transferring from Oregon State.
He will be forced to sit out the 2015 season, and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2016.
Del Rio, the son of former USC great and current NFL head coach Jack Del Rio, transferred to OSU from Alabama in January of 2014. He was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA, and served as Sean Mannion’s primary backup last season as he completed 8-of-18 passes for 141 yards.
The fact that he was third in the Beavers’ pecking order behind true freshman Seth Collins and redshirt freshman Nick Mitchell.
Del Rio was a three-star member of the Tide’s 2013 recruiting class, rated as the No. 28 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 3 player at any position in the state of Colorado.