The Gators landed a huge quarterback commitment earlier today, as Hagerty High School star Jeff Driskel made his decision. Driskel, 6-3 and 225 pounds, committed to Florida over Auburn, LSU, Tennessee, Alabama and others.
"I love the tradition at Florida," Driskel said. "The Gators always bring in big time athletes and they always contend for SEC championships. It's close to home and I love the staff. Coach (Scott) Loeffler and coach (Urban) Meyer are great and I get along with all the coaches. The program is always moving in the right direction and they will compete for national championships."
Driskel made an unofficial visit to Gainesville and the University of Florida this past Thursday. It was that trip that sealed the deal.
"I had a good visit and talked with all the coaches. I came home to re-evaluate things and talked about things my parents. So I decided to make the decision today," Driskel said.
"I have to say that I am relieved. I did enjoy (recruiting) it but now I don't have to go through it anymore. I knew it would be a tough decision but I am 100 percent committed and there will be no turning back."
Driskel, who won the quarterback MVP at the Nike Football Training Camp in Gainesville yesterday, will be one of the highest rated quarterbacks in the 2011 class. This pro-style signal caller is from Oviedo, Fla.