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JOHN BRANTLEY

Height: 6-3
Weight: 185 lbs.
School: Trinity Catholic
Hometown: Ocala, FL
COMMITMENT: Florida

PROFILE:

A tough decision for John Brantley but he decided to stay home and chomp.

Named Gatorade's National Player of the Year, it's no coincidence he chose the Gators. His father, John III, was a quarterback in Gainesville, but initially that wasn't enough to convince John.

Texas scored a commitment from the gunslinger after a junior year throwing for 2,835 yds and 41 TDs. It looked as if Brantley was the answer to Texas' filling Colt McCoy's departure, whether that was next year or the following. But as time went on, the national champs weren't too tough a sell and Brantley made the call to Florida.

He's now another in the line of Sunshine State stars from this year's class that proves Florida's dominance of recruiting in-state, and it makes sense because as he said, he grew up at Gator.

Brantley will learn the ropes behind Tim Tebow, who hosted him on his official visit just recently.

For his career, he threw for 6,800 yards and 99 TDs.

TOM LEMMING'S TAKE:

One of the nation's more prolific passers, this season John showed the smarts, quick release and arm strength needed to make it at the Division I level. He understands the game, shows courage in the pocket and is not afraid to stand in until the last second to find open receivers. Showed great poise under pressure and the ability to rifle the deep out with authority. Shows good moves when flushed but is definitely a pocket passer.