Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel is exploring a graduate transfer next season, and Duke is one of the schools he is considering, according to a source. He has sent a release to the Blue Devils, allowing them to contact him.
Driskel, a redshirt junior, has one season of eligibility remaining and could play immediately next season.
Driskel had an up-and-down career at Florida. Coming out of Oviedo (Fla.) High, he was a blue-chip prospect, rated the best pro-style quarterback in the country by ESPN and Rivals. The Gators won 11 games in 2012, his sophomore year and first as starter, and he completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 1646 yards, 12 touchdowns and five interceptions.
After that year, though, he went 5-4 as a starter over the next two seasons, battling injury (a broken leg in the fourth game ended his 2012 season) and inconsistency. This year, Driskel completed just 54 percent of his passes (106-for-195) for 1,092 yards, nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He lost playing time to freshman Treon Harris this year as Florida went onto a 6-5 finish that cost head coach Will Muschamp his job.
Duke doesn’t have much experience at the quarterback position on the roster for next year—entering the Sun Bowl game, redshirt sophomore Thomas Sirk has attempted just 14 passes in his career, and thrid-string quarterback Parker Boehme, a redshirt freshman, has attempted just two.