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A run on quarterbacks might have started with the recent commitment of Oviedo (Fla.) Hagerty's Jeff Driskel to Florida last week.

As most recruiting fans know, quarterback commitments are like dominoes, with each pledge affecting another and essentially putting pressure on those who haven't made their decision to hurry up and get it done.

Max Wittek was high on Florida before Jeff Driskel committed to the Gators.

It appears as if Driskel's commitment could lead to decisions from many of the nation's top quarterbacks, including Max Wittek from Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei.

The interesting thing is that it originally was Wittek who was rumored to be a Gators commitment following a visit to Gainesville. Sources said USC had offered too late, that California wasn't as attractive to him as Florida and that the West Coast's top quarterback was headed back to the East Coast (he originally is from Connecticut). But Florida's interest in Wittek - and his visit to Gainesville - might have put the pressure on Driskel to make his choice. He was the No. 1 quarterback on the Gators' board.

Wittek, who is hard to reach for public comments about his recruitment, could decide this month or next. USC's offer came after numerous others, but the Trojans were the first school to contact him April 15, the first day colleges could call prospects during this evaluation period, and this appears to be a battle between the Trojans and Cal, with Notre Dame, UCLA, Georgia and North Carolina, among others. Mater Dei is the school that produced USC quarterbacks Matt Leinart and Matt Barkley, so there's that connection. Plus, he is the only quarterback to be offered by the Trojans in writing, so the assumption is that he'll end up as a Trojan.

Cal also is high on San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty's Kyle Boehm and he would be a nice "consolation prize." UCLA is hard after Kiehl Frazier of Springdale (Ark.) Shiloh Christian and Brett Hundley from Chandler (Ariz.) High, and it will be interesting to see if Rick Neuheisel's son, Jerry Neuheisel, is part of this 2011 quarterback class as a scholarship prospect. UCLA would prefer a dual-threat quarterback if they can get one, which is why Frazier and Hundley are so high on the list.

Sources say Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne quarterback Braxton Miller apparently is a done deal to Ohio State. When he will make a public commitment is anyone's guess, but it should be before June.

Matthews (N.C.) Butler quarterback Christian Lemay is a heavy lean to Georgia now that Zach Mettenberger has been dismissed. Lemay was a Georgia lean even before Mettenberger was booted, but now it's even stronger for the Bulldogs. Auburn and Clemson are considered the teams with the best shot at pulling an upset here.

Florida State is in good shape for Rochelle (Ga.) Wilcox County quarterback Nick Marshall, while Auburn and Arkansas appear to be the frontrunners for Kiehl Frazier.

Gardner (Kan.) Gardner Edgerton dual-threat Bubba Starling has visited Notre Dame twice in the past month and is considered an Irish lean, with Kansas having the best shot at pulling an upset here. If the Irish get Starling, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga's Kevin Hogan, who has many Irish ties but no offer, likely will begin to narrow down his choices between Boston College, Duke, Virginia, Vanderbilt and others.

Finally, a few others who are considered leans include Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek's Marquise Williams, who favors LSU right now over Virginia Tech and North Carolina; Durham (N.C.) Hillside's Vad Lee, who favors North Carolina over Georgia Tech; Arlington (Texas) Martin dual-threat Russell Bellomy, who could commit to Purdue soon, although there's a recent offer from Oregon; and Miami Northwestern's Teddy Bridgewater, who is a Miami lean.


above is an article from last week.. fyi

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its april and I'm about 90% sure some of these players will change their mind before next February

you are right some do, but with qbs especially the top ones they usually commit early and don't decommit like other positions. i don't know of a qb uga has lost for instance after getting an early commit.

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