UConn adds Florida transfer Stewart

Former reserve Florida linebacker Graham Stewart has transferred to Connecticut, the school officially announced Thursday.

Stewart is enrolled in summer classes and has three years of eligibility remaining. As a true freshman for the Gators last season, Stewart played in 12 games and had one tackle. He scored a touchdown in the Gator Bowl against Ohio State after returning a blocked punt 14 yards.

Stewart is from Middletown, Conn., and was recruited heavily by the Huskies out of high school. He had 111 tackles with five sacks and an interception in his senior year of 2010. Unless he is granted a waiver to compete immediately, Stewart will have to sit out the 2012 season because of NCAA transfer rules.