Aggies Looking To Land Florida QB In 2011

Since Bucky Richardson, Texas A&M has not landed an out-of-state quarterback. Mike Sherman and his staff seemed determined to change that tone next season.Jacoby Brissett received an offer from A&M Tuesday morning. Brissett is out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and led Dwyer High School to the Florida Class 4A State Championship in 2009. Could he be A&M's next Jerrod Johnson? Find out more inside!

Since Bucky Richardson, Texas A&M has not landed an out-of-state quarterback. Mike Sherman and his staff seemed determined to change that tone next season. The Ags have offered three high profile gun slingers outside the great state of Texas this year. The first being Chandler, Arizona prospect Brett Hundley, and the second being one of the nation's top QB's in 2011, Christian LeMay. Both quarterbacks have expressed sincere interest in A&M, with Hundley already visiting, and their newest QB target seems to be fascinated about what the Aggies might have to offer.

"I was excited when I got the offer but that was the first time I have talked to them," said Brissett. "They [A&M Coaches] have been talking to my running backs coach for a while about me. He kept on telling me how much they like my film. My coach gave me their number and I talked to Coach Williams today and he told me I got an offer. I'm talking to Coach Sherman tomorrow [Wednesday] so I'm looking forward to that."

Jacoby Brissett received an offer from A&M Tuesday morning. Brissett is out of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and led Dwyer High School to the Florida Class 4A State Championship in 2009. That same season he passed for 1,463 yards with 19 TDs and 5 interceptions. Brissett also added 296 rushing yards and was named Second Team All State QB for 4A classification.

When you look at Jacoby's 6-foot-5, 230 pound frame, it's hard for anyone who follows A&M football not to draw comparisons to Jerrod Johnson.

"My conversation with Coach Williams went well. He was pretty straight forward with me. He just told me about their school, their offense, and how I remind them of their current quarterback Jerrod Johnson. I know their quarterback put up some big numbers last year. I only got to see them play once though."

Coach Sherman's NFL experience and pro-style offense has caught the attention of the Florida quarterback.

"Being that Coach Sherman was an NFL coach, it is a big-time plus. I followed his career when he was coaching in the NFL. Playing under a pro-style offense is real important to me. Playing under center and shotgun and throwing it a lot is what I want to do at the next level. "

Brissett is not only a dual-threat quarterback but he is a dual-threat athlete. Jacoby averaged 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 3.5 assists and was the runner-up Mr. Basketball for the state of Florida. He also helped lead the Panthers to the state championship game in basketball. Brissett is one heck of a basketball player and Coach Turgeon could be looking to add him to his roster next year as well.

"I play AAU basketball and start for my high school. I actually like basketball more than football. A&M has already told me I could play both sports if I go there. South Carolina, Miami, and Virginia Tech all told me I could play both, too."

Texas A&M quarterback coach and QB coach of the year in 2010, Tom Rossley, will be at Dwyer high school next week to visit Jacoby.

"Their quarterbacks coach is coming down next week to see me," said Brissett. "I'm excited to hear about A&M's program, their facilities, and hear more about their traditions."

At the moment Jacoby doesn't have any leaders. Since he plays AAU basketball during the summer the Aggies will be hard-pressed to get him down for a visit between May and July. Brissett did express interest in visiting College Station at some point but he is unsure when that time will be. Playing outside of the Sunshine State is not an issue for Jacoby either.


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