Jeff Driskel, the QB from Oviedo Hagerty High who has orally committed to Florida, has been selected as the Maxwell Football Club's National High School Player of the Year.
The 6-foot-4, 230 pound QB had 4,844 passing yards and 36 touchdowns in his career. He also helped lead his school to its first winning season in just four years as a varsity football program.
This past season, Driskel accounted for 80 percent of his team's offense, amassing almost 500 yards of total offense in the Huskies' first-round Class 5A state playoff game against Lakeland. He closed out his senior season completing 138 of 235 passes for 1,819 yards and 15 touchdowns, rushing for 1,333 yards and 20 touchdowns and Driskel even caught two passes-both for touchdowns-for 138 yards.
"I'm excited to receive this honor," Driskel said in a statement. "It's a prestigious award and to be named national player of the year is awesome. There are all kinds of people I'd like to thank who have given me help to get here, from my parents, to the coaches I've had, to my teachers, and it's great to know that all of the hard work that I've put in throughout my whole high school career has been recognized. But I think I'm most proud of my team. We never had a winning record, or were even close to a winning record before this year, and this team worked hard all summer to achieve a goal we set."