Florida Gators walk-on center Schuyler Rimmer, a midseason transfer last year who was not scheduled to be cleared for action until the spring semester, announced Friday that he has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA.
“The wait is over!! So thankful that the NCAA has granted me immediate eligibility!” Rimmer tweeted. Can’t wait for the season to start! Go Gators!”
Rimmer (6-foot-10, 255 pounds) originally committed to Florida in 2013 but changed his mind and attended Stanford instead.
After seeing 69 minutes of action with the Cardinal two seasons ago, Rimmer played just six minutes last year before transferring. Upon joining the Gators, he began practicing with the team immediately and now will be able to play for Florida, providing much needed frontcourt depth.
“He’s a guy that can be productive with his back to the basket as well, not only with scoring but with passing it. He’s a really skilled kid,” said head coach Mike White of Rimmer in a recent media availability.
“He’s very intelligent. He’s very tough. He’s a really skilled big; he’s a good passing big. He’s extended his range by spending hours in this gym. … He’ll definitely add depth. He’ll push John [Egbunu] every day. He’s been good for the development of Kevarrius [Hayes].”