Florida is finally finished with its 2011 recruiting class.
The Palm Beach Post first reported Monday that Palm Beach Gardens Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett and his mother, Lisa Brown, signed his letter of intent and faxed to UF, giving the Gators 19 signees.
Brissett made his decision to attend UF public before his high school basketball game Friday night. However, his mother wasn’t on board with Brissett’s decision. She expressed her disappointment with her son’s decision to chose UF over Miami to reporters Friday.
“Not my choice,” Brown said. “I’m very disappointed. I didn’t like the way Florida handled the process. I’ve never been able to meet the head coach … I’ve never met (Will Muschamp) face-to-face and I find that very disrespectful and I’m just hurt with the whole process with the Gators. I was hoping that he would respect me and go to ‘The U’ because ‘The U’ showed respect to his mom.”
Brown was upset that an in-home visit wasn’t conducted with Muschamp, but, it appears he didn’t have the chance to make that visit with Brissett and his mother.
Per NCAA rules, a head coach may make in-person, off-campus contact with a prospect or the prospect’s relatives or legal guardian(s) only during one calendar day. This contact can occur both at or away from his school. A coach can visit the school and then make an in-home, but it has to be on the same day.
A source told The Gainesville Sun on Saturday that during the time in which Muschamp visited Dwyer he was unable to make an in-home visit with Brissett during the contact period. Because he made his trip down there he couldn’t make an additional trip to Brissett’s home.
Brown could have visited Muschamp and UF, but didn’t.
The signing of Brissett gives Florida two All-America quarterbacks in its class. Florida already has the consensus No. 1 quarterback in Oviedo Hagerty’s Jeff Driskel enrolled on campus.
During Muschamp’s National Signing Day press conference last week, he expressed his concern with UF’s depth at quarterback.
“Our numbers at quarterback aren’t very good,” Muschamp said. “We’re short still at numbers at quarterback. So those are things we’ve got to continue to look at so we know we’re building depth on our football team.”