Two-star quarterback Kyle Trask (Manvel, TX) committed to the Florida Gators on Sunday, becoming the first signal caller to pledge for the team in the Class of 2016.
“I am proud to announce that I have officially committed to the University of Florida!!! #ChompChomp #GoGators,” the prospect wrote on his Twitter account.
Trask, whose Florida offer dwarfed his others (Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese State), will be joined by another quarterback in the 2016 class; however, at this juncture, the Gators have missed out on most of their top targets for the cycle.
At 6-foot-5 and 211 pounds, Trask has the prototypical frame that head coach Jim McElwain has shown a preference for throughout his career. Trask was offered a scholarship by Florida after attending the Friday Night Lights camp over the weekend, and he pounced on the opportunity presented by McElwain and offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.
Now the 18th member of the Gators’ fast-growing recruiting class, Trask is the lowest-rated prospect and just the sixth from outside the state of Florida. He is the fifth player (fourth in the Class of 2016) to offer a verbal pledge to the program this weekend.
The Gators’ quarterback depth chart is in need of, well, depth, which Trask will bring next season. Florida has redshirt freshman Will Grier and sophomore Treon Harris on scholarship with redshirt sophomore walk-on Luke Del Rio set to become eligible in 2016 after transferring from Oregon State. UF did not add a quarterback in the Class of 2015 but currently has four-star Jake Allen (Fort Lauderdale, FL) committed for 2017.
Rivals.com’s Blake Alderman was the first to report Trask’s commitment.[table “57” not found /]