Elite pro-style QB Matt Corral commits to Florida
Jim McElwain had a pair of 5-star quarterbacks visiting campus Friday night, and now he has one committed for 2018.
Matt Corral, who decommitted from USC last month, made the big announcement on Twitter. A 5-star quarterback according to Scout and Rivals, Corral is rated the No. 2 pro-style quarterback, No. 3 California recruit and No. 23 recruit overall by the 247Sports Composite, which gives him a 4-star rating. With a Composite score of 0.9829, he is the highest-rated quarterback who has committed to Florida in McElwain’s four recruiting cycles as UF head coach.
Corral is the sixth commitment of the week for Florida, and by far the biggest. The Long Beach, Calif. had announced a previous top three of Florida, Georgia and Alabama, but recently cooled off his interest in the Crimson Tide. Corral tells 247Sports’ Tom Loy that his recruitment is now over, and he sees himself entering the Gators’ quarterback competition in 2018.
“The quarterback situation is great,” said Corral. “Malik Zaire will be there for a year and I’ll have a shot after that. It’ll be a competition and the best player will play. I’ll have a shot to see the field and that’s all I can ask.”
Earlier this month at Nike’s “The Opening” competition camp, Corral won the long pass throwing a ball 77 yards.
— Irish Sports Daily (@ISDUpdate) July 2, 2017
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