Three-man Race at QB

We have seen a lot of speculation with regards to the quarterback situation ever since Aaron Murray decided to be a Georgia Bulldog. Right now, I think it's safe to say that it's a three man race moving forward. Denard Robinson, Jordan Reed and Morgan Newton all came to Friday Night Lights and all were impressive in different aspects.

Out of the three, Denard Robinson from Deerfield Beach is the most athletic of the bunch, running sub-4.4 on numerous occasions. I thought he showed great footwork and made accurate throws for most of the night. Robinson has cousins that play for Central Florida, Rutgers and LSU. He is the cousin of LSU cornerback Patrick Paterson.

Morgan Newton is the most physically gifted at 6-4, 210-pounds with plenty of room to add more weight. It is clear that when you see him in person he is a workout warrior. He kind of reminded me of Cam Newton when I saw him out at Friday Night Lights the previous year but lighter. Newton, from Carmel High School in Indiana loves to compete and has stated several times that he thinks the Southeastern Conference is the best in the nation.

The biggest of the three is Jordan Reed at 6-4 and roughly 238-pounds. Reed has the strongest arm of the group and can run when he needs to. He is the one that is toughest to gauge at this time, but the fact that he came to Friday Night Lights all the way from New London, Conn. shows that he is serious about the Gators.

Right now it's too close to call as far as which one might be sitting at the top but make no mistake about it, the Gators can't go wrong with any of the three. Personally, I would love to see any of the them, but I kind of favor Denard Robinson at this time since he is the lone in-state quarterback on the list. I also like the relationship between Robinson and close friend Cassius McDowell. McDowell is a 2010 running back prospect that as a sophomore averaged a touchdown once every four touches in one of the toughest classifications there is. McDowell would be a great fit in the Florida offensive system that takes advantage of the players that it has in space.

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