The Florida Gators received some bad news Thursday night that Army All-American QB Matt Corral has de-committed from Florida. Corral has committed to Ole Miss and will sign with the Rebels on the 20th. It was a big blow for the Gators but their head coach, Dan Mullen has recruiting some of the top quarterbacks in the 2018 recruiting class. The Gators really need to add a big time QB as they haven’t found a solid quarterback since Tim Tebow. Here are three quarterback targets that the Gators could end up landing.
Five-star Justin Fields
Before the Gators landed Matt Corral, the Gators were in the mix for the nation’s top recruit, Justin Fields. The Under Armour All-American QB is a Georgia commit but has expressed interest in the Gators. Fields is a perfect fit for the Gators offense as Mullen prefers dual-threat QBs. Mullen has already visited Fields at his home and will likely push for an official visit. If the Gators are able to get Fields on campus, there’s a chance Fields flips to Florida. Fields would probably start immediately since Franks doesn’t seem to be the future QB. On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Fields is the #2 recruit in the country and the top dual-threat QB in the nation.
Four-star Emory Jones
When Dan Mullen was named the Florida Gators head coach, Ohio State commit Emory Jones said he’d visit the Gators if Mullen called him. It might be time for Mullen to make that call if he hasn’t yet. Jones is an elite quarterback that could come in and probably start as a freshman. Jones is currently unhappy with his situation at Ohio State as they had taken in another quarterback in the class. Dan Mullen is also looking to add two quarterbacks in this class but Jones would know that going in. The Gators will have to compete with Alabama as they are also after the Under Armour All-American. On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Fields is the 40th ranked recruit in the country and the fourth ranked dual-threat QB in the nation.
Four-star Joey Gatewood
Once Dan Mullen hit the recruiting trail, he has seen or has sent some of his assistant coaches to see quarterbacks. Gators assistant coach Tim Skipper went to see Joey Gatewood is one of his games. Gatewood is one of the most physically gifted quarterbacks in this class. Gatewood is a 6’4” 232 pound quarterback who can really run well. The in-state recruit is going to need some work as he has a really strong arm but is very inaccurate. The Under Armour All-American QB is probably the least likely to flip to Florida since he’s already committed to Auburn and will sign early. On the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Gatewood is the 107th ranked recruit in the country and the third ranked athlete in the nation.