By: Wells Dusenbury
After two seasons at the University of Florida, former Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett will be leaving the school.
Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels confirmed to ESPN 760 that Brissett will be transferring out of Florida.
Brissett, who signed with the Gators in 2011, has served as the Gators' back-up quarterback over the past two years, seeing limited action in his time at Gainesville.
After making his decision to leave Florida, Daniels said Brissett gave him a list of desired teams to contact. He then took that list to head coach Will Muschamp and asked to be released to those schools.
The teams on the list include North Carolina State, West Virginia, Arkansas, Louisville, Duke and Mississippi State.
Daniels said North Carolina State, West Virginia, Arkansas and Louisville are at the top of the list for Brissett.
Arkansas, North Carolina State and Louisville all have ties to Brissett. In high school, Wisconsin and former head coach Brett Bielema went heavily after the QB. Bielema is now the head coach at Arkansas.
In addition, new N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren served as Brissett's recruiting coordinator at Wisconsin two years ago.
Louisville has two of Brissett's former teammates at Dwyer on the roster in wide receiver Robert Clark and tight end Gerald Christian. Similarly, both initially played
at Florida before transferring.
In an interesting twist, Florida's SEC East rival Tennessee is making a push for Brissett. Daniels said UT called him after the transfer to inquire about the QB.
Tennessee was not on Brissett's initial list of schools given to Florida, but Daniels said he plans on calling Muschamp to add it to the group.
Despite the fact the Volunteers are an SEC rival and play the Gators every season, Muschamp previously told Daniels that he would grant Brissett's release to any school in the country.
Daniels said that Brissett will likely start taking visits this week and try to enroll in his new school by the start of next week.
With the spring semester at colleges rapidly approaching, Brissett is now in a tight time crunch.
"It's not ideal, but Florida wanted him to go to the bowl game and he did," said Daniels. "He's been a good guy there and it's time for him to make a quick decision."