The Florida football program got a big boost Tuesday, as Fordham offensive lineman and FCS All-American Mason Halter announced on his Instagram page he was transferring to the Gators this summer.
As a graduate transfer, Halter will immediately be eligible to play for Florida this season. The Gators were in desperate need for some offensive line help (they had only six healthy scholarship offensive linemen after spring practice), so the addition of Halter will help immensely.
Halter stated on his Instagram page:
On the 23rd of June I’ll be heading down to the University of Florida to start my masters degree and fulfill my last year of eligibility playing as a Gator! Can’t thank the Fordham coaching staff and all my teammates over the year for molding me into the player I am today! Can’t wait to get down to Florida and start grinding with the team #GoGators
Halter previously agreed to transfer to Old Dominion for his graduate degree, but with Florida in dire need of offensive linemen after the squad lost players such as Roderick Johnson, they offered Halter a scholarship in May. And as they say, it was an offer he could not refuse.
Florida is set open their 2015 season at home against New Mexico State on September 5.