QB Derby

The Florida Gators landed the top quarterback in the state of Florida for the class of 2010 and will look to add another top notch signal caller in the class of 2011. As is the case in any year some of the nation's best pure pocket passers and dual threat quarterback's are looking at the University of Florida.

The nation's top quarterback is Huber Heights (OH) Wayne superstar Braxton Miller. At 6-3.5 and 200-pounds with 4.47 speed he can beat you with his arm or his legs. One of the most athletic quarterbacks in the class of 2011 Miller has offers from the top programs such as Alabama, Cincinnati, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, LSU, Miami, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Tennessee, UCLA, USC, Virginia, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

While Miller has spoken with the Gators often he has not checked in recently.

"It's going real good right now but I haven't talked to him in like a week or so," in reference to Gator quarterback coach Scot Loeffler.

Another one of the more athletic quarterbacks in America is 6-3 and 185-pound Miami (FL) Miami Northwestern star Teddy Bridgewater. Bridgewater has great accuracy and leadership coupled with great running ability. He is the No. 3 rated signal caller according to Scout.com.

Bridgewater holds offers from Florida, Miami, Rutgers, Tennessee and West Virginia to name a few. Bridgewater talked about the recruiting process as it stands today.

"It's been fun. Alabama has been recruiting me the hardest. I've learned recruiting can be tricky colleges just try to tell you what you want to hear sometimes."

Because of some of the uncertainty with regards to recruiting Bridgewater maintains he will go with his gut. When asked what his gut was telling him today he responded, "UF."

Scout.com Biography:

Talented quarterback prospect who took over after Jacory Harris led Northwestern to back-to-back state titles. Bridgewater led his team to the state title game(6A). In the 10-game regular season, he completed 60-percent of his passes with 13 touchdowns and three picks. JUNIOR: Led Miami Northwestern to the second round of the 6A playoffs while throwing for 2,546 yards with 32 TDs and 12 interceptions. He added 379 yards on the ground. Second Team All State Athlete for 6A classification. Named First Team All County Athlete by Miami Herald.

The nation's No. 2 ranked quarterback in the class of 2011 is the pride of Matthews (NC) David W Butler, Christian LeMay. LeMay has the best of both running and pure passing ability and checks in at 6-3 and 190-pounds with 4.6 speed. He currently holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Michigan, Oregon, Tennessee, Virginia and Notre Dame to name a few.

Scout.com Take:

LeMay is a quarterback with a lot of savvy in the pocket. He is a natural leader, he stays calm under pressure, and when given time he will pick defenses apart. He has great arm strength, he throws a beautiful deep ball, and he has the athleticism to escape pressure and get outside of the pocket. He needs to continue to improve his pocket awareness and to not let his hands drop when he has to read his progressions. - Chad Simmons

One of the bigger quarterbacks the Gators are looking at is Oviedo (FL) Hagerty superstar Jeff Driskel. At 6-2 and 225-pounds he has great size heading into his senior season. Driskel holds offers from Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and LSU to name a few. He ended his junior season with more than 1,400 yards passing and 11 touchdowns.

Driskel recently showcased his skills at Disney for a one day Elite 11 camp.

"I threw it around pretty well. I threw good on the run in the sprint out drills. I need to work on moving in the pocket. I think being there last year helped me out a lot."

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