QB Jacoby Brissett to Chooses Gators Over 'Canes

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Al Golden was hoping for one more coveted player to really make his inaugural recruiting class shine, but it appears that four star quarterback Jacoby Brissett of Palm Beach Gardens' Dwyer High will announce his intentions to play for the Gators instead this year. Brissett was one of those kids who wanted to stay in the spotlight a lil bit longer and didn't make his decision on signing day. Though his choice doesn't seem too ego driven: the Gators already picked up the number one rated QB in the recruiting class, while the 'Canes desperately needed some offensive firepower. Updated at 9:14.


Brissett's decision won't be known officially until tonight when announces before his high school's basketball game. Though, The Palm Beach Post is reporting that his mind is made up and he'll be in orange and blue, not orange and green next year. Wisconsin and Washington were also in the running. 

Brissett was ranked the 9th best QB by Scout.com and the 25th best by ESPN. He'd be a big singing for most schools, but probably won't cause that much celebration in Gainseville. That's because the Gators already signed Jeff Driskel of Ovieda, Fl. He's rated by numerous recruiting services as the number one recruit in the class. Meaning, most likely, Brissett would have to battle it out with Driskel for the Gator's eventual starting spot. 

Meanwhile the 'Canes wanted Brissett badly. Golden started recruiting him hard ever since he came in six weeks ago, and left a spot open for him on the roster. They didn't sign any other quarterbacks in the class, and didn't net much in the way of offensive firepower. 

So, in some regards its an odd choice for Brissett (Scout reports Florida only had "medium" interest in him). Though rumors are rumors and there's always a chance he could change his mind. 

Update: It's official. He's a Gator, and the 'Canes' class is QB-less. There may be some room to work with transfers, but as of right now that leaves Al Golden with Stephen Morris, Jacory Harris and AJ Highsmith (remember him?) as his only QB options next season. 


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Scott37036
Scott37036

The gaters just signed the best QB in the country they dont need brissett and if he does go there he will never play. Dumb decision if you ask me.

Scott37036
Scott37036

i agree the gayterds do not have anywhere near the greatness that the U has had in the past. the fact is that we are in a slump right now. and if im not mistaken the U leads that series

Scott37036
Scott37036

nobody even has a clue who he is going to sign with. it is all just speculation people need to stop trying to guess and wait.

Santana
Santana

I agree with Eric. Nobody wants to play for losers and that's what Miami is.

Nick
Nick

you're retarded. Obviously you aren't a true sports fan or you'd know that miami football is the greatest dynasty in college football history. The U has 5 national champions and more players in the NFL than any other college. How many National championships does UF have? 2 and i may be wrong here but isn't 5 greater than 2? SO before you start talking crap learn the facts.

Eric Esteban
Eric Esteban

Go Gators

Al's son
Al's son

who in the hell in Gainesville even has a clue what smart is suck it gayterd

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