It’s not often a two-star prospect gets a scholarship offer from a major university that’s not in the middle of a rebuilding project.
And even though Will Muschamp’s 29-21 overall record as a head coach is a far cry from their National Championship days under current Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer, new University of Florida head coach Jim McElwain isn’t interested in a slow and steady return to dominance.
Enter Florida’s new quarterback recruit for the Class of 2016, Manvel’s Kyle Trask, who announced his verbal commitment via his personal Twitter account on Sunday.
â€” Kyle Trask (@ktrask9) July 26, 2015
As a junior, Trask completed 70 percent of his passes for 786 yards and six touchdowns to zero interceptions in limited action. His few number of snaps are due to the fact that Trask’s lack of mobility doesn’t fit Manvel’s spread offense, which is run by ESPN300 member and TCU commit, D’Eriq King.
Trask may be Florida’s lowest-rated prospect, but McElwain’s staff has been watching him since spring practices and offered him a scholarship after last weekend’s Friday Night Lights camp.
â€œIâ€™m on the road heading back to Houston. I just left Florida with some pretty exciting news. They (Florida coaches) offered me a scholarship,â€ Trask said. â€œI went into coach Macâ€™s (Jim McElwain) office and got the offer. I wasnâ€™t even expecting it.â€
â€œThe coaches have been looking at me since the spring. They felt I have all the attributes,â€ Trask continued. â€œThey think I have the mental toughness it takes to play there.â€
The Florida Gators now have 18 commitments for their 2016 class, which is ranked 15th overall by 247 Sports.