GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- True freshman quarterback Jeff Driskel just got onto the field for Florida.
The nation's top high school quarterback in the 2011 recruiting class was compared to former Gator Tim Tebow because of his size (6-4, 235 pounds) and his scrambling ability. Well, he looked a little like Tebow on his first play as Florida's quarterback, flashing Tebow's famous stiff-arm and running on his first snap.
Driskel didn't see anything open down field so he took off to his right for a gain of five yards. He carried the ball twice for eight yards, but his only pass attempt was intercepted by Florida Atlantic's Marcus Bartels and returned 33 yards.
The pass was a bullet, but it was way overthrown. Starter John Brantley currently has 160 passing yards on 15-of-20 passing, so it will be interesting if coach Will Muschamp keeps Driskel in during the second half or brings Brantley back out.