It’s unofficially “turnover season” in the world of college football recruiting, and one of the best candidates in the country has had a change of heart.
On Thursday night, Pittsburg High School (California) quarterback Jaden Rashada, number 17 in the nation, traded from the Miami Hurricanes to the Florida Gators:
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound signal-caller is rated the nation’s No. 6 quarterback and has been committed for Miami since June, preferring Hurricanes to Florida, LSU, Oregon and others.
For Florida, the addition not only represents a huge addition to the quarterback position, but also serves as a small payback.
Late last month, it looked like consensus five-star cornerback Cormani McClain, ranked No. 2 overall in the nation, was almost ready to pick Florida.
But in a surprising turn of events, he committed to the Hurricanes, prompting public frustration from many Florida fans.
It seems the tide has turned to the Gators with Rashada’s flip.
Here’s what 247Sports had to say in part about Rashada as a potential customer:
“Stands upright in pocket with mobility to avoid rushing and buy time to play under pressure. Balanced and does a good job on off-platform plays. Mechanically displays a smooth, effortless throwing motion. …Brings the Ball out fast, generating power from his lower body to snap the ball out of his hand Does a good job of changing speed and adding touch on shots when needed to either fit the pass into tight windows or complete shots over defenders….Good ball placement on passes where only the receiver can make the play Plays with impressive anticipation on his shots, where you can see him tossing his receivers open and out of the way.
Florida’s 2023 recruit class jumps from No. 9 to No. 7 with the blue-chip quarterback, skipping Oklahoma and Miami.
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