Still Spreading: Baylor Gets QB Nick Florence

It seems that every year spread offense high school quarterbacks get snapped up earlier and earlier by colleges. The 2008 class is no different with the latest announcement being that South Garland signal-caller Nick Florence has given an oral commitment to operate Coach Guy Morriss's spread offense at Baylor.

Florence, 6-2, 175, visited Waco earlier in the week and then committed after watching the team's first spring practice. Florence admitted that playing in a similar offense for Coach Mickey Moss with the Colonels should ease the transition when he moves to Waco.

Florence offers dual threat capabilities after finishing his junior season 210-of-367 (57.2 percent) for 2,904 yards, including 23 touchdowns to go with 14 interceptions. Florence also scampered for 418 yards and another six touchdowns on 109 carries.

Moss believes that Florence's competitive and leadership skills will serve him well at Baylor. Florence should also add an extra dimension for defenses to be concerned with his running skills.

Florence has thrown for more than 5,900 yards in his first two seasons leading the South Garland attack. He is on pace to graduate early and could enroll in college next January, if he so chooses.

Florence will attend Baylor's Junior Day on March 31 and also plans to attend the Elite 11 camp at TCU and the Nike camp at Texas A&M. Florence also considered Purdue, Oklahoma State and Kansas, in addition to others.

His talents also extend to the classroom, where he ranks second in his class of 467 and scored better than 1,200 on the first attempt on his SAT.


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