Florida WR Jordan Pouncey receives word from the NCAA about his eligibility waiver
Florida QB Kyle Trask is about to get another weapon following the news about Texas transfer Jordan Pouncey’s transfer eligibility from the NCAA.
On Monday evening, Florida offensive lineman Riley Simonds shared a snap from Pouncey’s own Snapchat where Pouncey said he has been granted an immediate eligibility waiver by the NCAA, giving him the ability to suit up for the Gators for the 2020 season, Swamp247 reported.
Pouncey’s transfer from Texas became a sort of package deal when last year his younger brother, cornerback Ethan Pouncey, also committed to the Gators.
Pouncey appeared in two games for the Longhorns and made catches for 19 yards in eight games. He last played in a college football game on Oct. 26 last year. But he only made catches against Rice and Louisiana Tech.
At National Signing Day last year, coach Dan Mullen said, “Well, I like receivers that can catch, run and score touchdowns. No, a lot of it’s creating match-ups. So what is your match-up advantage? 6-foot-4, you have a height advantage. A guy that runs low 4.3s you have a speed advantage, a guy that’s lightning quick. You’re looking for what are the things — what physical traits maybe create match-up problems for defense.”
Pouncey is from Winter Park, Florida, and was a 6-foot-2 and 185 pound 3-star prospect in the Class of 2017. When he committed to Texas, Miami and Florida were also in the mix.
The 247Sports Composite pegged him as the No. 97 player in the Sunshine State in his class, and the No. 106 wide receiver.