Toledo lands grad transfers from Florida, Miami

Toledo has landed a pair of graduate transfers from Florida and the University of Miami, according to a press release.

Those transfers are former Gators linebacker Jeremi Powell and Hurricanes defensive tackle Earl Moore. 2016 will be the final season of eligibility for both players and they will be immediately allowed to play.

“We look forward to both of these young men joining the Rocket family,” head coach Jason Candle said in a statement. “They will add experience and depth to our defense next fall.”

Powell, a former four-star recruit from the Tampa Bay area, appeared in 25 games with Florid and started two games in 2015. Moore is a former three-star talent from Tampa and appeared in 23 games over the past two years.

And both could wind up being immediate impact players on Toledo in 2016, as the Rockets went 10-2 (6-2 MAC) under coach Matt Campbell and beat Temple in the Boca Raton Bowl.

Next year could prove to be tough, as Campbell has since left to become head coach at Iowa State, but adding some useful experience to the defense should help make for a smooth transition.

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