Florida hasn’t experienced sustained success at the quarterback position since Tim Tebow was lining up under center in The Swamp. However, Jim McElwain has done a good job of getting the most out of the position during his time in Gainesville and leading the Gators to two straight SEC title games, but now it looks like he’s starting to turn things around on the recruiting trail.

Matt Corral, the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2018 and No. 23 overall player in the country according to the 247Sports Composite, has shut down his recruitment and committed to the Gators.

“The way they are with, not only the recruits but the team, it’s really a family,” Corral told 247Sports’ Tom Loy in reference to Florida. “Some kids can’t go home, but the coaches have those players over to their houses. That means a lot. Knowing that I’ll have that behind me when I’m far from home, it gives me reassurance that I’ll have a home there.”

Here are three things to know about Corral and what the commitment means for Florida:

1. Corral is the top-rated quarterback commits for Florida since 2011: Not only is Corral the top-rated quarterback commit for McElwain, he’s the top-rated quarterback commit for the program since Jeff Driskel‘s pledge in the Class of 2011 and the highest rated pro-style quarterback since Chris Leak in 2003. This was a quick turnaround for Corral, a Long Beach, California native, since decommitting from USClast month, but offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier and the Gators’ staff did a good job of pouncing on the U.S. Army All-American to improve their depth at the quarterback position.

Source: Yahoo
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