UPDATE: Tim Boyle committed to Boston College Wednesday.
Florida missed on another quarterback Monday, as Jackson (Miss.) Prep prospect Ryan Buchanan chose Ole Miss over the Gators.
UF has offered a total of nine QBs (all out of state) in the 2013 recruiting cycle, and now seven have committed elsewhere. One of remaining uncommitted targets is Rivals100 member Troy Williams (Harbor City, Calif./Narbonne), but he’s a long shot for Florida.
The other is three-star Tim Boyle (Middletown, Conn./Xavier), who visited Gainesville on May 26 and has UF leading. However, the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder does not have a committable offer yet.
So with Buchanan off the board, what will the coaching staff do at quarterback?
That question should be answered this weekend.
On Boyle’s trip, UF coach Will Muschamp said he would have to wait for Buchanan’s decision and another quarterback target to be evaluated.
“He told me about the quarterback situation,” Boyle told 247Sports on May 29. “He mentioned Ryan Buchanan and another kid they are looking at, I can’t remember his name. They are waiting on seeing the other kid throw and get on campus. I know if I tried committing, they wouldn’t really accept it. They want to see the other quarterbacks and they wanted to take their time and make sure they got the right choice.”
That other kid is former USF commit Asiantii Woulard of Winter Park. The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder will attend the Will Muschamp Football Camp this Saturday and throw for the coaches.
Also camping will be Heys McMath, who is Florida’s last option at the position at this time.
Woulard said new UF offensive coordinator Brent Pease informed him an offer will come if the workout goes well.
“He pretty much likes me, he just wants the other coaches there to see me so they will know for sure,” Woulard told 247Sports on June 3. “He said if I throw it like I normally do, then there is no doubt I get an offer.”
Boyle and Woulard are likely the last options Florida will pursue at the position. Although each prospect still has some other summer visits scheduled, UF is the best offer for both of them and the coaches should be able to land whichever one they want.
After experiencing the disaster of starting a true freshman in the SEC, Muschamp seems determined to sign a QB — regardless of their rating — in each recruiting cycle for depth purposes.
“We’d like to sign a quarterback every year, I think that’s important,” Muschamp said during his National Signing Day press conference on Feb. 1.