Based upon posts on OSU sites/blogs the famly health issue seems to an illness of his mother's. There is also some speculation that a "hardship redshirt" may have already been in the works since he has missed games since September.....again speculation. Here is part of an article off of 'bucknuts' Trevon Grimes transfers to Florida, Ohio State loses former top receiver recruit: Buckeyes football news Updated 1:29 PM; Posted 1:10 PM By Doug Lesmerises, cleveland.com email@example.com COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State lost a former top-ranked recruit on Friday, as receiver Trevon Grimes announced that he is transferring to Florida. A four-star recruit in the Class of 2017 who was ranked as the No. 41 overall player in his class and the sixth-best receiver prospect according to 247sports.com, Grimes left the Buckeyes in the middle of this season to attend to what Urban Meyer said were family issues in Florida. Meyer later said Grimes was taking online classes, and Ohio State seemed to hold out some hope that he would come back to Columbus for the 2018 season. But the Fort Lauderdale native confirmed Friday that he would continue his college career with the Florida Gators and first-year coach Dan Mullen, who is one of Meyer's closest friends. Gainesville is 330 miles from Fort Lauderdale. Columbus is 1,130 miles. "I just felt like (Florida) fit for me. It's close to home. Of course, being in my situation that I'm in right now, I have to be close to home," Grimes told sun-sentinel.com.