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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.