2014 QB Wade Freebeck has Gators on top


GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Quarterback Wade Freebeck, a 2014 prospect, picked up his first and only offer, from Florida, after camping with the Gators this summer. The 6-foot-3, 168-pound signal-caller from Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) Western returned Saturday to watch the Gators take on Bowling Green.

Freebeck said he is impressed with what Florida has to offer.

"I loved it," Freebeck said. "They treat me right, I liked the experience in general. The atmosphere is unmatched wherever you go. The overall experience was great, though."

Florida used two quarterbacks, Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett, against Bowling Green on Saturday. Freebeck said the decision by the Florida staff to use multiple quarterbacks didn't bother him at all.

"I trust coach [Brent] Pease to make the make the best decision and to put the team in the best position to win, which he did," Freebeck said. "They got the job done and that's what matters."

Despite having only one offer, Freebeck is hearing from Kentucky and said he will likely visit the Wildcats this fall.

"I might make a a trip to one of the Kentucky games," he said. "If I do go, it will probably be during my off week."

Freebeck, who went 22-of-41 for 231 yards and two touchdowns in Western's 20-7 victory over South Broward on Friday, said the Gators are in front right now.

"They are my No. 1," he said. "I just love everything about it. I just want to take the time and do more research to find the best fit for me, but right now that's my No. 1. I don't want to rush my decision. I'm excited about the opportunities I'm getting, but I don't want to rush it. I'll take my time with it."