Jerimy Finch will transfer
Finch has asked for, and received, permission to transfer, Florida officials confirmed Monday afternoon.
Finch was ranked as the No. 1 safety in the nation by Rivals.com coming out of high school in Indianapolis. As a senior, he helped lead Warren Central to its fourth-consecutive Class 5A state title, the first high school football team to accomplish that feat in the state of Indiana. He recorded a team-high 11 tackles, returned an interception 42 yards and had a 55-yard punt return for a touchdown in the state title game his junior year. He earned Class 5A all-state honors in both his senior and junior years.
Finch was considered a recruiting coup when coach Urban Meyer landed him over Michigan last season. He garnered much praise in fall practice when he was converted to linebacker. He played in the first three games as a freshman, but a broken right leg in the Tennessee game abruptly ended his season, and apparently, his Florida career.