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2 UF freshmen wide receivers arrested

Both recruits grew up in Jacksonville, face felony charges in Alachua County

Alachua County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Anthony Wells
Alachua County Sheriff's Office booking photos of Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Anthony Wells

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – University of Florida freshman wide receivers Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells were arrested Sunday, accused of firing BB guns in their dorm room on Friday night.

According to the arrest report from the UF Police Department, officers found three windows shattered. The damage caused was estimated at more than $1,000.

Cleveland and Wells were each charged with criminal mischief and shooting into an occupied dwelling, which are both felonies. They were booked into the Alachua County jail about 3:30 a.m. Monday.

Cleveland was recruited from Westfield High School in Houston, although he was born in Jacksonville. He was ranked the No. 2 receiver in the nation and was expected to be a starter his freshman year.

Wells is also from Jacksonville and was a 3-star recruit out of Raines High School. The Orlando Sentinel reported the two were childhood friends.

Two freshmen at Georgia were both arrested on similar charges in April for shooting and possessing a BB gun in their dorm room in Athens, Georgia.