While both Florida and Florida State fans are rightfully focused on their current quarterback battles, both programs picked up recent commitments from recruits who could factor into future competitions.
Three-star recruit Jalon Jones orally committed to the Gators on Saturday. Two days later, the Seminoles added a commitment from four-star prospect Sam Howell.
We'll pause here for the standard disclaimers: Oral commitments are non-binding until recruits sign with colleges during their senior year. Things can, and do, change in recruiting.
But let's compare the two.
The FSU-pledged Howell is the higher-rated prospect. He's the nation's No. 4 pro-style quarterback (using 247Sports' composite rankings) and the No. 152 overall player. Jones is the site's No. 10 dual-threat quarterback and No. 436 overall.
The 6-foot-1, 217-pound Howell has also been more prolific. He's credited with 10,715 passing yards and 109 touchdowns through three seasons at Sun Valley High in Monroe, N.C. As a junior, he passed for 3,372 yards, 36 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and rushed for 1,594 yards and 24 touchdowns.
The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Jones' stats from his junior season are more modest: 819 rushing yards and eight touchdowns plus 1,026 passing yards and 11 scores. But he also led his team (Baltimore's St. Frances) to a 13-0 record and No. 3 finish nationally (according to USA Today). It's worth noting, too, the comparison made by one of his high school coaches to The Baltimore Sun: Dak Prescott, whom Gators coach Dan Mullen taught at Mississippi State.