Brissett Opens Up

Breaking his silence to Badger Nation, Dwyer (Fla.) quarterback Jacoby Brissett talks about his official visits, his impressions of Wisconsin and his commitment time table.

MADISON - 2011 QB Jacoby Brissett (Dwyer HS, Jupiter, FL) is focused on his senior season while looking into the future and taking the college search very seriously.

His list has slimmed down to Wisconsin, LSU, North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida State and USF with Louisville and West Virginia as "honorable mentions." Brissett says he has a ways to go before making any final decisions and official visits will play a big part in his eventual commitment. For now, he's reflecting on his summer visits to Alabama, FSU, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

Here's what 6-foot-4, 225-pound Brissett has to say about the Badgers:

"I talk to the head coach (Bret Bielema) a lot and they have the offense I'm looking for. It's pro-style and good for me. When I visited in the summer it was pretty laid back. The coaches are really super cool and we talk about things outside of football, too. It's a whole different thing being outside of Florida but it's good. It's funny - some of the kids there thought I was an NFL QB and little kids were asking for autographs. I am really looking forward to my official visit there for the Ohio State game."

As for the two SEC schools on Brissett's short list (LSU and South Carolina), he says he likes what they bring to the table competition-wise. He is interested in a challenge and thinks he could find that as an SEC signal caller.

"LSU and South Carolina are both in the SEC and that's the best conference," Brissett said. "I kind of like both of those schools. Both coaches are future Hall-of-Fame coaches and you will definitely be on TV a lot so you'll get noticed. I've never visited those though. I'm going to LSU for my official when they play Alabama."

There are some Florida schools calling Brissett's name, as well, and he will definitely spend some quality time checking out FSU and USF. Brissett talks about relationships with the coaches at some in-state schools:

"At USF I talk to coach Skip Holtz a lot and some other coaches around the program. I get a good vibe from there and Coach Holtz's dad is Lou Holtz so he seems like he knows what he's doing. People around campus say how much they like him (Skip Holtz). They did a real good job against UF and that was kind of surprising but really good."

FSU is another school where Brissett could see himself spending his college days.

"I have a good relationship with Coach Coley and Coach Fisher and they were only going to take one QB in this class. I almost committed but then I wanted to wait a little. Then that guy (Jacob) Coker committed but FSU coaches told me they would take another QB in 2011 if I wanted to commit. I like that FSU is in Tallahassee because that's the capitol of Florida and I feel like I could get noticed and get help from people with life in general. It seems like a great place outside of football, too."

There are still a couple of schools that Brissett would like to hear from about an offer. As it turns out, he likes the idea of heading West.

"I would like an offer from Texas and TCU. Texas is just because of the great tradition and TCU is just because I like them. I even like they're uniforms."

Brissett will take an official visit to UNC when they face off against Clemson. He will head to LSU when they play Alabama and Wisconsin vs. Ohio State. He is also in the process of planning a visit to South Carolina and will look to set something official up at FSU as well. As for when he will pull the trigger and make a decision, Brissett says he will take it slow and wait until after his official visits, as he will be busy with basketball season.

Speaking of basketball, Brissett hopes he can continue to ball out on the court and the field.

"If I got a chance to play basketball I would love to because basketball is my first love but if I'm going to be the man at QB when I first get in then, I'm going to just concentrate on that," he said. "I would see if I could be a team manager on basketball or something."

Starting quarterback and basketball team manager ... sounds like an interesting combination.


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