Driskel Enjoys Gainesville

"It was good. It was cool to see the coaches that I have been getting familiar with actually coaching. The atmosphere was great and the players seem really excited to put the pads on again."

At 6-4 and 223-pounds, quarterback Jeff Driskel is one of the hottest rising prospects in the southeast. The Oviedo (FL) Hagerty signal caller spent some time in Gainesville for Saturday's practice.

"I went up with my mom," Driskel said. "She went to a game last year so this was her second or third trip. We like everything that we have seen and practice yesterday was good and everyone was excited. I wanted to see what they were going to do with Brantley and stuff like that with Tebow not there. It was more of a pro style and I kind of wanted to see that."

Many have labeled Driskel as the next great dual-threat quarterback and while that certainly might be the case he views his abilities a little differently than most.

"I would say I am much more of a passer than a runner. I wouldn't call myself a runner but I have the ability to run."

Driskel was watching quarterback coach Scot Loeffler but did take time out to speak with the head Gator Urban Meyer.

"I spoke with Urban for a little bit but wanted to just let him coach and he was excited to have me up there and said he is glad every time I come to visit."

Driskel talked about a couple of factors that will help him make this decision but one seemed to stand above the rest.

"I know there will be competition wherever I go so that's not really a factor so I think it's comfort and wherever I fit in the most."

Scout.com Biography:

Junior: Threw for 1,427 yards with 11 TDs. Considered one of the top dual threat QBs because of impressive package of size and speed.


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