After landing the most touted high school quarterback in 2011 in Jeff Driskel, the University of Florida Gators haven’t had much to show for it after two years. Granted they’ve had to compete against the two time defending national champion and juggernaut in the University of Alabama Crimson Tide every year in the Southeastern Conference.
Driskel could be poised for a breakout year for the Gators, he has all the physical abilities in the world including great size at 6′ 4″ 240 lbs. not to mention one of the strongest arms in the entire nation and can take off and run if he has to. If Driskel could put it all together this year he could lead the Gators into Tuscaloosa and pull off a huge upset. What also could help him is that another highly touted quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, transferred out of Gainesville and now Driskel knows that it’s his team and needs to succeed this year–anything short of a BCS title will be seen as a disappointment yet again.
Apparently now Driskel is burying himself in the playbook in preparation for his junior season, and it has impressed coach Will Muschamp greatly, so much so that Muschamp said “That’s part of the maturation process in becoming a better player; understanding what you’ve got to do to be successful.” If he doesn’t make the mistakes he made in the Allstate Sugar Bowl, where him and his Gators were humiliated they will go a lot further in 2013.