Florida Gators adding two transfer quarterbacks: Josh Grady, Luke Del Rio

By Adam Silverstein
May 15, 2015

Already enrolled at the University of Florida for the Summer A semester, Vanderbilt graduate transfer quarterback/wide receiver Josh Grady will join the Florida Gators for the 2015 season, the school announced on Friday.

Grady (6-foot, 202 pounds) will be immediately eligible to join the Gators after playing eight games at wideout but not recording a single catch for the Commodores in 2014. He played some quarterback in 2013 but has yet to produce at either position during his collegiate career.

As a standout signal caller at Armwood High School, the Tampa native scored 38 touchdowns (14 rushing) and only threw five interceptions during his senior state title-winning season.

Grady will be just the third scholarship-holding quarterback on Florida’s roster. He will fight with redshirt junior walk-on Jacob Guy for No. 3 responsibilities behind redshirt freshman Will Grier and sophomore Treon Harris, who are battling for the starting gig.

The Gators are also reportedly planning to add sophomore undergraduate transfer QB Luke Del Rio, who will not be eligible to play at Florida until 2016. Del Rio began his career as a walk-on at Alabama in 2013 before moving to Oregon State last season.


  1. Aligator says:

    Hows about we get some graduate or JUCO OL in here? You cant’ tell me we could not have picked up the best ones to plug some holes from UAB or some other JUCO programs??

    • senuod says:

      This is definitely something I’ve wondered about. We could absolutely use the extra bodies. There must not have been any mutual interest between players/coaches.

  2. Aligator says:

    Neither one of these quarterbacks will ever see the field!

  3. senuod says:

    Hmmm….seems like McElwain and Nuss are making sure there is plenty of competition for Will and Treon. Hopefully this is a good thing for all players involved. I’m still fairly certain either Treon or Will will emerge from summer and fall camp as the starter, but this will give us some needed depth in the event of any insane injuries.

    Next season is going to be really interesting. If there is marked improvement on the offense, from the “skill” players…recruiting will jump up. A lot of people are complaining about the lack of 4/5 stars, but let’s be logical guys. The 4/5 stars will come when they see what the coaches can do. The 3 stars will be important for depth and development. We have plenty of stars in our history who weren’t the highest rated recruits in the land.

    • Rakkasan says:

      Sorry senued but that’s an urban legend. The top recruits will go where they will get early playing time which makes this recruiting class composed of mostly 3 star guys puzzling.

    • Michael Jones says:

      You’re right. The other dude is wrong.

  4. BillyBob says:

    Coach Mac is confident in his coaching ability and developing players which is why he isn’t concerned about stars right now. He’s trying make sure he fills the roster out with depth first and foremost. “Depth” is always the key to running a successful program. In recruiting all it takes is to win a couple of big games and the kids will come. Mac is very aware of that. Win 8 or 9 games and we should land more high star kids.

  5. Timmy T says:

    Our defense will keep us in EVERY game. We’ll be stellar in fact on that side of the ball. If the O is competent and doesn’t turn it over, we have a shot in every game. Next season, I expect Mac will recruit and progess. I love the direction.

  6. Aligator says:

    8-4 is realistic with the offense we have. That is as step in the right direction for sure and a good place to start building.