Jeff Driskel, a former four star quarterback prospect out of high school according to Rivals.com, seemed to be on his way to living up to the hype at Florida. In 2012, he completed over 63% of his passes and he threw for 12 touchdowns and just 5 interceptions.
In 2013, Driskel was completing 68.9% of his passes and his yards per attempt was up to 7.82, up from 6.72 in 2012. However, Driskel only played in three games before suffering a season ending injury in 2013.
In 2014, Driskel came back and threw for 1140 yards. His completion percentage was down to 53.8% and he had more interceptions (10) than he did touchdowns (9.)
Driskel lost his starting job to Treon Harris, and the former #1 Pro Style QB recruit according to Rivals.com was ready to move on. Driskel, who has already graduated, was once though to be headed to Duke.
The Oviedo, FL native graduated last summer in Sports Management from Florida. He took graduate level classes in the fall. In order to transfer and play immediately, a player must have already graduated and transfer to a school that offers a degree that his previous school does not offer. One possible option for Driskel would be Louisiana Tech's Industrial/Organizational Psychology.
According to the University's website, the degree's objective is:
To provide students with the foundation in Industrial/Organizational theory and research to allow them to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform in the areas of personnel selection, personnel development, organizational assessment and organizational development.
Louisiana Tech used a fifth year transfer quarterback in 2014, Cody Sokol, to much success. Head Coach Skip Holtz will try to see if lightning will strike twice in Ruston. Tech returns junior quarterback Ryan Higgins in 2015, but he played to limited success in 2013. Redshirt freshmen Price Wilson and Alex Woodall are the only other quarterbacks on the roster. Wilson, who many believe will be the next starting quarterback at Tech, needs an experienced quarterback to compete with in the spring. It's not likely that Wilson or Driskel will be handed the starting job, so now there will be a good competition.
If Higgins decides to transfer, Holtz would have been left with no experience at quarterback on the roster. At the very least, Holtz now has plenty of experience. At best, he has a dynamic, athletic quarterback that might just need a different environment to succeed. Driskel has also rushed for over 600 yards in his career and he has nine rushing touchdowns.