Florida freshman Antonneous Clayton was punched in the head by a fellow University of Florida on campus on Sunday, The Independent Florida Alligator reported Monday .
The Alligator’s Meryl Kornfield reports that Florida student Aisia Valymr was arrested after punching Clayton in the head during an argument at the Keys Residential Complex shortly after midnight.
Clayton reportedly told police he had been punched in the head and felt pain in the right side of his temple. Valmyr was found and admitted having an argument with police, per the same police report. She was arrested on a charge of battery and released on her own recognizance from the Alachua County Jail on Sunday.
Clayton was among the nation’s top 30 recruits in the 247Sports Composite in 2016 thanks in large part to incredible quickness off the edge. He saw the field sparingly for Florida this fall, during what many thought would be a redshirt season designed for him to add weight to a slight frame, playing in just five games, all in the middle of the season, as the Gators dealt with a rash of injuries to defensive linemen. Clayton recorded three tackles and three quarterback hurries in that limited action.
Clayton is likely to compete for a significant role at defensive end in 2017.