Gators pull in another talented quarterback


Despite all the hubbub over Tim Tebow's throwing motion and where he might fall in the NFL draft, Florida obviously isn't having any trouble attracting top quarterback prospects.

On Monday, the Gators landed one of the crown jewels in the 2011 class when Jeff Driskel of Oviedo, Fla., said he planned to sign with Florida. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound Driskel is a mid-termer and plans to be on campus next January.

He had everybody in the country after him, including Alabama, Auburn, LSU, Tennessee and Virginia Tech. But after starring at the Nike Combine in Gainesville last weekend and earning MVP honors, Driskel went public with his commitment to Florida on Monday.

He has great speed for a quarterback and a strong arm. A standout in January's National Under Armour Combine in Orlando, Fla., Driskel threw for 1,600 yards, rushed for 300 yards and accounted for 18 touchdowns as a junior. He's posted a 4.6 40-yard dash and 31-inch vertical.

He's the fourth commitment for Florida. All four are ESPNU 150 Watch List prospects. Two of them, Driskel and athlete A.C. Leonard (Interlachen, Fla.), are Under Armour All-Americans.

So just like Alabama, Florida's recruiting machine rolls right along.