Daniel Imatorbhebhe transferring to USC

Former Florida tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe is transferring to USC.

In late May tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe announced that he would be transferring out of Florida. Imatorbhebhe was the first commit for Gators coach Jim McElwain, but he left the program after just one semester in school and he is now heading to the West Coast.

On May 18 Daniel's younger brother, class of 2016 Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett four-star wide receiver Josh Imatorbhebhe, announced that he was committing to USC. Later in the month when the elder Imatorbhebhe made public his decision to transfer, rumors instantly began flying that both would end up as Trojans.

As we have reported in previous on USCFootball.com, Daniel Imatorbhebhe had expressed a desire to come to Los Angeles and join his brother, but he had yet to receive a scholarship offer from the Trojan coaching staff.

On Wednesday both Daniel and Josh were on campus for the USC Rising Stars Camp. Josh went through drills in the afternoon session while Daniel watched from the sidelines.

Shortly after the camp, Daniel let us know that he was indeed going to be a Trojan.

"The opportunity presented itself and I jumped all over it," he said. "I actually got my acceptance to the school a couple of days ago. They were just going over the things that I am technically allowed to do right now, talking to advisors and counselors."

Coming to LA from SEC country, Daniel enjoyed watching some of the Southern talent perform at the Rising Stars Camp.

"I got to watch Josh [Imatorbhebhe ]play a little bit and some other out of state guys like Freddie Swain and Amari Rodgers and Velus Jones, all those guys," he said. "It was a fun day."

Daniel was unsure how long he would stay in Los Angeles. He could stay for a couple of weeks, or he may go back home and then return for fall camp.

One thing is certain, Imatorbhebhe is extremely excited to have the opportunity to play at USC.

"As a kid you have all these dreams. For those dreams to actually come to fruition, there is no better feeling. I am definitely excited."

While Daniel Imatorbhebhe will join the team this fall, there are no scholarships remaining for USC in the class of 2015. He will have to blueshirt and receive his scholarship on the second day of fall camp and officially be a member of USC's class of 2016, along with his brother.

Imatorbhebhe can practice with the team this fall and next spring, but he will not be eligible to play until the 2016 season due to NCAA transfer rules. He will redshirt this season and have four years to play four starting in the fall of 2016.

As an advanced scholarship candidate (blueshirt), Imatorbhebhe joins Clayton Johnston, Deontay Burnett and Taylor McNamara as class of 2016 counters. That means the Trojans would have just 21 scholarships available for the class of 2016 (currently 11 verbal commits).

According to Daniel, the entire Imatorbhebhe family plans to move back to the West Coast. While both brothers prepped in Georgia, they are originally from Orange County and the family would like to return closer to home.

"All of that is in the works," he said.

Stay tuned to USCFootball.com for more on Daniel Imatorbhebhe's transfer from Florida to USC.

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