There has been a lot of speculation of late where four-star quarterback Josh Portis (6-4, 200, 4.5) from Woodland Hills (Calif.) Taft will be ending up on the collegiate level. With hard charging Washington and two great trips to Maryland and Florida it was a very tough decision for the young gun slinger from Woodland Hills, Calif.
"Josh officially committed to Florida," Taft coach Troy Starr said. "He just loved the school."
"It was a heart wrenching experience for Josh," Starr said. "With Maryland doing such a nice job of recruiting and with Washington getting back in late. It was a tough call for Josh."
"Josh has a lot of family in the South and he is really happy to be a Gator," Starr said. "He's very happy that it is all over and looking forward to his college career."
"I guess you're a Gator or gator bait," Starr said. "That is a direct quote from (new Florida head coach) Urban (Meyer). I guess Josh decided he wanted to be Gator."
Portis had a sensational senior season completing 158 throws out of 244 attempts passing for 2,293 yards and 36 touchdowns hitting 65% of his passes. On the ground, Portis rushed for 865 yards and 13 touchdowns on the ground. For good measure Portis had a game winning touchdown catch.