Trask excited to early enroll for the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators are desperately looking to sign two quarterbacks in the class of 2016 and last Saturday one of those quarterback commits visited the Swamp.

Quarterback Kyle Trask (6-6, 212, Manvel, TX High) made his first trip to Gainesville since this summer and he was impressed by what he witnessed in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

“It was a great atmosphere and my first game in the Swamp so it was very loud,” Trask said. “It was very intense in there and an exciting atmosphere. I really loved it here.”

After the game was over with Trask met with Florida Gators head coach Jim McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and both of them delivered a message to Trask.

“The coaches are just telling me to be ready when I get here because they need depth at the quarterback position,” he said. “I told them that I’m ready to do whatever I can to help the team out. Just be ready is the message.”

Florida isn’t allowing prospects to take an official visit to Florida right now, unless they are early enrollees, but Trask says he’s enrolling early and will now take an official to Florida soon.

“I’m taking my official visit to Florida on December 12th or the 13th,” Trask said. “We are still in the playoffs, but if we lose then I’ll be in on the 12th but if we win then I’ll visit on the 13th.  I’m going to be early enrolling at Florida.”

A lot of quarterbacks opt to early enroll so they can get a jump-start on the offense and Trask is thinking the same thing.

“I think it’s going to help me out by early enrolling,” he said. “I’ll be able to learn all of the plays a lot quicker than if I would have enrolled in the summer. I think it will get me settled in quicker.”

The Texas quarterback is a tall passer and he believes that he has what it takes to run the Florida Gators offense.

“I definitely feel like I can run McElwain’s type of offense,” Trask said. “He has developed a lot of quarterbacks that are similar to me so I’m looking forward to playing in the offense.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Trask is a guy that continues to fly under the radar but a lot of coaches feel like he has the tools to be a starting quarterback at Florida one day. The fact that he camped for Florida twice and earned the offer means that Doug Nussmeier and Jim McElwain saw enough to convince them that he was a guy that wanted.

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, 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.