Gerald Willis III, a talented but sometimes troubled player, is taking his talents from UF to Miami, the school announced earlier this afternoon.
#Hurricanes reach financial aid agreement with former #Gators 5-star DT Gerald Willis III http://t.co/BwrEYX16fe— Manny Navarro (@Manny_Navarro) February 4, 2015
Miami Adds UF Transfer Gerald Willis http://t.co/0N5MIveyuU— InsideTheU.com (@InsideTheU) February 4, 2015
"He's technically not part of this class, but he's part of our plans for this class," Miami Coach Al Golden said.
Willis was a four-star member of the Gators’ 2014 recruiting class, rated as the No. 6 defensive end in the country.
He's perhaps best known by Gators faithful for drawing a 15 yard penalty for shoving Jameis Winston on the sideline on a play he was not even on the field for.
There were other issues too, including getting into a fight with a teammate.
SO there is a checkered past.
He's a versatile player though, that could see some time on the inside as well as DE in Coral Gables.
He will have to sit out 2015, but will be eligible for 3 years after that.
Here are some of his HS highlights: