Florida finally has its quarterback for the 2016 recruiting cycle — or at least one of them. Texas quarterback Kyle Trask committed to the Gators on Sunday, as first reported by Blake Alderman of Rivals.
The committment was later confirmed by Trask himself.
I am proud to announce that I have officially committed to the University of Florida!!! #ChompChomp #GoGators pic.twitter.com/HuhYVhwGDR— Kyle Trask (@ktrask9) July 26, 2015
Trask camped at Florida for Friday Night Lights, and was offered because of it. He hails from Manvel High in Texas, near Houston, and Texas is widely regarded to be either the best or second-best state in the country behind California for quarterback play.
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But: He's also rated as a two-star prospect by the 247Sports Composite rankings, and his only previous offers were from Houston Baptist, McNeese State, and Lamar — all FCS schools. Trask isn't even the starter at Manvel; instead, he backs up TCU commit D'Eriq King, who has been wildly productive as a quarterback but projects as an athlete in college because of his 5'9" frame, getting "about 30 percent of the snaps".
Trask does have the prototypical frame for the quarterback position, as he's listed as 6'5" and around 210 pounds by all four major recruiting services, but, well ... this commitment is a big bet on a relatively unknown prospect, and could backfire if Florida does not take another quarterback in the 2016 class.
We'll have much more on Trask, and the rest of Florida's jam-packed, five-commit recruiting weekend, on Monday.