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Antonya English

Gators add another big time quarterback recruit

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February

One position new coach Will Muschamp has to feel good about the future at is quarterback. The Gators landed Jacoby Brissett of Palm Beach Dwyer on Friday night. He made his announcement at the Dwyer basketball game and has also expressed interest in playing college hoops.

Brissett joins Jeff Driskel of Oviedo Hagerty, who was rated the nation's No. 1 QB prospect by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. He led Dwyer to the state title his junior year and the semis as a senior, throwing for 32 touchdowns with just one interception.

If nothing else,  getting Brissett dealt a huge blow to Miami. The Hurricanes had pursued the 6-foot-5 Brissett heavily. Former coach Urban Meyer was not as high on Brissett as the current coaching staff. New offensive coordinator Charlie Weis made visiting Brissett one of his first priorities.

The addition could also make it more likely that Jordan Reed will move back to being a full-time tight end in 2011, with all the added depth at quarterback. John Brantley returns as the starter but Muschamp made it clear at national signing day on Wednesday that all jobs will be open for competition.

Driskel, like Brissett, has superb running ability while Brantley, a senior next season, has limited mobility. He should have his hands full with the freshmen in town to push him this fall.

[Last modified: Friday, February 4, 2011 8:35pm]

    

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