By MARK LONG, AP Sports activities Author
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receivers Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney are skipping the Cotton Bowl to arrange for his or her NFL futures.
Grimes and Toney made their bulletins Monday on Twitter, leaving this system two days earlier than No. 10 Florida (8-3) performs eighth-ranked Oklahoma (8-2) in Arlington, Texas.
They’re the second and third Florida gamers to decide out of the bowl, following tight finish Kyle Pitts. So the Gators will probably be with out their prime three move catches in opposition to the Sooners.
Grimes, a 6-foot-Four senior from Fort Lauderdale, thanked coaches for permitting him to switch from Ohio State in December 2017 and thanked teammates for “the bonds I’ve created alongside my journey.” He added that “enjoying soccer on the highest stage within the NFL has been my lifelong dream.”
Toney, a 6-foot senior from Cellular, Alabama, thanked his household and each teaching staffs for serving to him throughout his time in Gainesville. He stated, “I can’t think about one other program higher making ready me for the subsequent step in my profession.”
Grimes and Toney already accepted invites to play within the Senior Bowl in Cellular, one other likelihood to impress NFL executives. In addition they are anticipated to attend the NFL mix in Indianapolis.
Grimes had 38 receptions for 589 yards and 9 touchdowns this season. He completed his faculty profession with 100 catches for 1,464 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Toney was at his finest this season, ending with 70 catches for 984 yards and 10 touchdowns. He additionally ran 19 occasions for 161 yards and a rating. He ended his faculty profession with 1,590 yards receiving, 715 yards dashing and 16 complete touchdowns.
Pitts is anticipated to be a top-15 draft decide, and Grimes and Toney additionally may go within the early rounds.
Grimes has a uncommon mixture of dimension, pace and physique management, and he in all probability would have had higher numbers had Florida not had a deep group of move catchers that included Pitts and Toney this season and Van Jefferson, Tyrie Cleveland, Freddie Swain, Josh Hammond, Pitts and Toney in 2019.
Toney won’t be fairly as quick as Grimes, however he is one of many shiftiest gamers within the nation.
Extra AP faculty soccer: https://apnews.com/Collegefootball and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25
Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This materials is probably not printed, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Leave a Reply