TWO BITS: Brissett to N.C. State, Kiper’s rankings

1 » Former Florida Gators sophomore quarterback Jacoby Brissett has chosen the N.C. State Wolfpack as his new team after deciding to transfer earlier this month. CBSSports.com reporter Jeremy Fowler confirmed Brissett’s destination on Wednesday evening shortly after former Florida safety Matt Elam sent a tweet indicating that his former high school and college teammate would be heading to N.C. State.

@ElamvsElo: Ay world mark my worlds please! The NC STATE WOLFPACK WILL HAVE A HEISMAN TROPHY WINNER IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS iSWEA..!

Brissett lost out on a high-profile quarterback battle with classmate Jeff Driskel at the start of the 2012 season. He saw limited action throughout the year and concluded the 2012 campaign 23-of-35 for 249 yards with one touchdown. He went 3-for-5 for 31 yards in the season opener against Bowling Green on Sept. 1, 6-for-8 for 64 yards and a touchdown in a relief appearance against Louisiana-Lafayette on Nov. 10 and 14-for-22 for 154 yards in a start against Jacksonville State on Nov. 17. Brissett visited the Wolfpack and West Virginia this past weekend and plans to enroll at N.C. State this spring. He will sit out the 2013 season per NCAA transfer rules.

2 » ESPN insider Mel Kiper, Jr. released his initial positional rankings ($) for the 2013 NFL Draft on Wednesday. In said rankings, Kiper listed five Florida players in the top-five for their respective position grouping. He ranked Matt Elam (safeties) and Caleb Sturgis (kickers) second among their peers but had Sharrif Floyd (defensive tackles), Jordan Reed (tight ends) and Jon Bostic (inside linebackers) listed fifth in their groupings. Expect to hear more from Kiper on OGGOA on Thursday as he recently evaluated Gators in the draft on a network conference call.

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19 Responses to “TWO BITS: Brissett to N.C. State, Kiper’s rankings”

  1. Joshua says:

    Show me 4 DTs in this year’s draft who are better than Floyd…

  2. dp says:

    Are you going to discuss this Nkemdiche talk or what?

  3. Sjkoepp says:

    Lol nkemdiche has basically spoken only of ole miss and LSU. No one thinks Florida is in the mix at all.

  4. Mr2Bits says:

    Elam needs to find some class and look at how Floyd handled his departure. Elam who I have always thought to be a great player is truly pissing off a bunch of UF fans by telling WR recruits to go play for a team and QB who wont even be starting next year.

    • I think this is a bit of an overreaction. No kid is choosing N.C. State over Florida. He’s supporting his friend. That’s all.

      • Mr2Bits says:

        While he is defending his friend, he is driving a wedge between himself and the school that paid for his room, board, education and positioned him to get drafted. He is taking shots at Driskel on his way out which I deem to be childish and classless. Call it defending his teammate but stories are starting to surface about Brisett being a cancer in the locker room and its a shame that Elam finds it important enough to come out and tell people his friend is the next Heisman and NCSt. is where a WR should be.

    • Alex says:

      ALL THE RECRUITS ARE GOING TO GO TO OTHER SCHOOLS BECAUSE A FORMER UF SAFETY TWEETED SOMETHING ONE TIME THIS IS TERRIBLE GET SOME CLASS ELAM

  5. Gator Boys says:

    Where are the stories of him being a cancer in the locker room? I’ve never heard them, but I’d like to.

    • Mr2Bits says:

      Other sites unlike here that make you pay to read the stories and content.

      An example : After a BIG win this year, Coach White was running around high fiving everyone and telling them good job and how proud he was. When he got to Jacoby, he told him, “Good job man!” and tried to give him a hug and Jacoby said, “Why would you say that to me? All I did was hold the f#&$ing clip board. I didn’t have any part of this win. Get off me.” Coach White looked confused and disappointed and just kind of walked away.

      This is just one of many stories that talked about Brissett being given many opportunities but completely disrespecting other players and coaches.

    • Alex says:

      HE’S TOTALLY A CANCER IN THE LOCKER ROOM YOU CAN TELL BECAUSE TWITTER AND HE GOT THAT MIP ONE TIME

      • Mr2Bits says:

        Shouldn’t you be trolling another site or do you just enjoy coming on here acting like a 5 year old replying to everything with your CAPS key stuck?

  6. Gator Boys says:

    Damn. Thats lame. Its gotta be frustrating though. I’m always uncomfortable saying “good game” to somebody who didn’t play. I’d like to hear more if you know any and don’t mind telling them. I’ve wondered all season how he was doing.

  7. Jesse C says:

    No player worth a damn is going to pick NCST over us. No worries!

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