June 12th, 2013 06:25pm

Fast-rising 2015 QB throws for UF


As a sophomore, Queen threw for 2,607 yards, ran for 942 yards and accounted for 43 touchdowns – 23 passing and 20 rushing. (Photo by Zach Abolverdi/The Gainesville Sun)

Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb quarterback Tyler Queen is quickly making a name for himself in the class of 2015.

This past week, the 6-foot-2, 228-pound prospect camped at Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Florida and Miami and earned an offer at every one of those stops except UF.

He threw for the Gators on Tuesday, and although they didn’t offer immediately like the other four teams, head coach Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Brent Pease praised his performance.

“They said I had good footwork, very strong arm and pretty accurate for how young I am,” Queen said.

Muschamp and Pease told him they are holding off on the offer because there’s a few more quarterbacks to evaluate this month.

“They were telling me they were very interested and they were going to take a look at all the guys in my class that are coming down next week,” he said.

Queen will camp at Tennessee and North Carolina next and hopes to reach a decision before the start of his senior season. Auburn is his No. 1 school right now, but Florida could push for that spot with an offer.

“They would definitely be amongst the top of the list because I really like what they’re doing down here,” Queen said. “I really like the campus. I like the coaching staff. They’re among the great coaching staffs in the country. It’s just good to see what they have to say about my playing and good to know that they’re going to go after me pretty hard.”

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  1. June 12th, 2013 6:37 pm

    Their evaluation tells me that he may have some more maturing to do in some aspect of his Game and I think they were honest with him. Some of the others may have just told him what he wants to hear and be among the first to offer so when he matures in that (or those) area(s), they appear most interested from the jump. Let’s hope his Father was on the ball and evaluated the schools and their evaluation with some scrutiny. GO GATORS!!!!


  2. June 12th, 2013 11:23 pm

    Hope he grows a few more inches before he graduates.

    by J

  3. June 13th, 2013 1:11 pm

    The way I see it, the UF coaches were very honest with him and didn’t offer him just to get on the bandwagon. Looks like he’ll have to compete for and offer and if he is a true competitor that should make the offer all the more sweet if/when it does come. That makes UF stand out from the rest if you ask me.

    by Sean

  4. June 14th, 2013 8:00 am

    Muschamp does not operate like most of the other coaches; most notably, Saban, who throws offers around like candy. Not offering him, yet, has nothing to do with his talent – the coaches want to look at all the QB’s first and then make a decision. I hope this kid can appreciate the difference in philosophies. An offer from UF means something and a kid doesn’t have to be worried about getting the shaft, at the last minute, because of over-signing. At UF, an offer is still special!

    by GIGator

  5. June 14th, 2013 8:39 am

    I agree with Sean’s assessment.

    by John S

  6. June 29th, 2013 8:08 am

    He looks like an O lineman to me! Jared Lorenzen!

    by Jerry S

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