Driskel Makes Four

The Florida Gators gained a huge verbal commitment from the state's top signal caller when Ovideo (FL) Hagerty superstar Jeff Driskel decided now was the time. "I committed to Florida," Driskel said earlier today.

The Gators are getting the nation's No. 12 rated quarterback and a four-star prospect who checks in at 6-4 and 226-pounds.

Jeff Driskel has been one of, if not, the most impressive players on the camp circuit over the last several weeks continuing to display remarkable arm strength and good footwork. Driskel has a "live arm" and does it with an effortless compact type of delivery. He has very good speed for a player of his size (4.6) and can make plays with his legs when called for. He can run with speed and power when called upon and is a very dangerous passer on the move to either side but appears more comfortable rolling to his right.

Driskel has been the most impressive quarterback everywhere he has been, including the 2011 Under Armour National Combine in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. turning heads with his size, delivery and arm. He also ran back-to-back 4.55 and 4.54.

Driskel did it again this past weekend at a recent Nike Combine in Gainesville, Fla. Regardless of position Driskel has as much upside at the next level as any player in the state of Florida for the class of 2011.

Driskel is not overlooked, but he is underrated and should continue to climb the rankings before NSD arrives as he continues to impress.

Driskel spoke with the Gator staff today to inform them of the news.

"I spoke with Coach Meyer, Loeffler, and Addazio. They were all excited and happy to have me on board."

It's important for any player to have a great relationship with not only the head coach but the position coach and Driskel has that with both Urban Meyer and Coach Loeffler.

"I have a great relationship with both of them. I have been recruited by Coach Loeffler for a while now. And at first when I met coach Meyer I was nervous but after our initial meeting, he was very easy to talk with and I can't wait to learn and play for both of them."

Driskel is more than excited about being a part of the Gator Nation and talked about that and what he wants to improve on.

"I am very excited. I never thought I would be fortunate enough to be part of the Florida Gators. It's a dream come true. My parents were very happy for me. They didn't care where I decided to go and they would have supported me in whichever team I chose. They have been extremely helpful throughout the whole process and I am lucky to have them. I want to work on my leadership ability. I want to be a complete quarterback and that quality is one of the most important. I am going to work hard every day to get better so I can help my team."

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