Driskel is Maxwell National POY

Following in the footsteps of the 2009 winner for the Maxwell Football Club's National High School Player of the Year Sharrif Floyd, another Gator has earned the honor. On Tuesday, Jeff Driskel of Oveido, FL Hagerty was named the 2010 recipient of the award. Driskel has been busy this senior season and will be enrolling at Florida on Thursday.

Maxwell Club President Ron Jaworski today announced that Jeff Driskel, from Hagerty High School, Oviedo, Florida, has been selected as the 2010 Maxwell Football Club's National High School Player of the Year.

The strong armed quarterback with explosive running ability is Scout.com's number one rated quarterback. Driskel has come a long way in one short year from hardly noticed to big time notoriety at a fairly new school in central Florida.

Driskel, a 6-4, 230-pound quarterback, is a University of Florida commit and was chosen after throwing for a career 4,844 yards passing and 36 touchdowns, also responsible for leading the Huskies to their first winning season in just their fourth year as a varsity football program.

Driskel threw for 1,783 yards and 16 touchdowns and just three interceptions while rushing for 1,296 yards and 20 touchdowns in 11 games in 2010. He led his team to the playoffs and a first round hard fought battle with national power Lakeland.

"Jeff's performance against Lakeland was the greatest single-game performance I have ever seen in my 20-plus years of remembering high school football," said Hagerty head coach Nate Gierke. "Jeff led our team to the most wins in school history and a playoff appearance in only our fourth year of existence. For what he has done over the past four years, and especially for his performance and what he meant to our success this season, Jeff is the best high school football player I have ever coached or seen in person."

Competing in this week's Under Armour All-American Game Driskel has been winning award after award all season long. On Thursday he will head to Gainesville to enroll early and for the spring semester.

"I'm excited to receive this honor," Driskel said. "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."

The Maxwell Football Club Award is a prestigious trophy and was issued to current Florida Gator Sharrif Floyd, a defensive tackle that turned heads as a freshman at Florida in 2010.

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