Florida Gators: QB Brissett to transfer

GatorCountry.com has learned Saturday night that sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett has asked for his release from Florida.

When GatorCountry.com called the 6-foot-4, 229-pound Brissett, he said he would speak further on the matter in the coming days. He did say he wasn’t sure whether he would be enrolled at Florida for the spring semester, or transfer to another school.

The former West Palm Beach (Fla.) Dwyer High star started two games as a freshman last season while filling in for an injured John Brantley. He completed 18 of 39 passes for 206 yards with four interceptions and two touchdowns.

Entering his sophomore season Brissett battled with fellow sophomore quarterback Jeff Driskel for the starting job, which Driskel eventually won outright following the Bowling Green game.

The battle was intense and both quarterbacks played the first snap of the Bowling Green with Brissett at quarterback and Driskel at receiver.

Brissett did start one game this season against Jacksonville State while Driskel was out with an ankle injury.

During the Jacksonville State game, Brissett completed 14 of 22 passes for 154 yards and did not record a touchdown or interception during the 23-0 win in Gainesville.

At this time it’s unclear where Brissett will transfer to, but West Virginia has been mentioned by Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels as a place Brissett could look at in previous reports.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.