Jacoby Brissett Signs With Florida Gators Over Miami, Washington And Wisconsin

Jacoby Brissett, the ninth-ranked quarterback in the class of 2011, chose to sign with the Florida Gators on Friday night, announcing his decision to the world at Dwyer High School in the sunshine state. The announcement was expected, with multiple reports surfacing on Friday morning indicating that he’d informed coaches of his intentions to play in Gainesville. The Washington Huskies, Miami Hurricanes and Wisconsin Badgers were also in the mix, but Brissett wanted to play close to home, knocking the Huskies and Badgers out of contention.

Brissett is the second top-10 quarterback to join the Gators’ 2011 recruiting class. Jeff Driskel, the No. 1 quarterback prospect in the class, also committed to Florida, signing his Letter of Intent on Wednesday. Driskel is a talented two-sport star, also receiving interest from Major League Baseball teams ahead of this year’s draft.

Though Washington missed out on a top-flight quarterback in the class of 2011, the Huskies are by no means in bad shape. Keith Price and Nick Montana are both vying for the starting job with Jake Locker gone and Steve Sarkisian added two more quarterbacks — Derrick Brown and Antavius Smith — in the class of 2011 for depth. The Huskies are also expected to secure a commitment from class of 2012 quarterback Jeff Lindquist, one of the top players in the state of Washington, as soon as this spring.

For the latest recruiting news, check out our 2011 signing day StoryStream.

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