Two-Sport Standout to Visit Auburn

A report with game videos is featured on Jeff Driskel, an outstanding quarterback and baseball prospect for the 2011 signee class.

Oviedo, Fla.--Although he has just started his junior season at Hagerty High School, Jeff Driskel has already established himself as a college prospect in two sports.

The 6-4, 223-pound quarterback plans to make a trip to Auburn to check out Auburn's SEC opening game vs. Mississippi State.

"I am leaving early on Saturday morning and making the trip to Auburn," Driskel tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am looking forward to seeing Auburn play."

Driskel got an official written scholarship from Auburn last week after previously receiving a verbal one from the Tigers. He says that he is definitely interested in Coach Gene Chizik's Tigers and the offense directed by coordinator and QB coach Gus Malzahn.

"I used to just like the Florida teams, but the past couple of years I have had friends who like Auburn so I have been watching them," he says.

The quarterback is also an outstanding centerfielder in baseball and plans to check out Coach John Pawlowski's Tigers on his unofficial visit, too.

"Wherever I go I am going to try to play two sports," he says. "I have already asked Coach Malzahn and Coach Chizik if they would allow that and they said I would be able to do that as long as I am contributing."

Asked which sport he prefers, Driskel says he likes both. "I am a baseball player during baseball and a football player during football season."

Driskel notes that he received his second scholarship offer from Virginia Tech and that he is being recruiting by a large number of colleges. He camped at Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Florida and Ole Miss this summer.

Commenting on what he believes his strengths are at quarterback and what he is working to improve, the junior says, "I feel like I can make any throw on the field and I can hurt people with my legs. I have been working on learning to read coverages and defense better so I can be smart with the ball."

Being smart in the classroom is not an issue. Driskel is a good student who says his grade point average is between 3.6 and 3.7.

As a sophomore, he passes for 1,125 yards and six scores and rushed for six more touchdowns.

He notes that he is looking forward to checking out the Auburn offense after not getting a chance to watch the Tigers' 37-13 win vs. Louisiana Tech. "I was recording the game, but my mom messed up the setting," Driskel says. "I heard they had some big numbers."


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