5* QB Matt Corral flips from UF to Ole Miss

Matt Corral, one of the top quarterback prospects in the country, has said he will visit the UF campus this weekend. [Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Long Beach Poly (Ca.) quarterback Matt Corral announced via his Twitter account Thursday night that he was flipping his commitment from UF to Ole Miss.

The five-star prospect received a visit from Florida coach Dan Mullen on Monday, but that hasn’t stopped other SEC programs – namely Ole Miss – from heavily pursuing the pro-style quarterback. Corral took an official visit to Oxford, Mississippi, on Dec. 8 as he re-evaluated his recruitment in the wake of former UF coach Jim McElwain’s departure.

With Corral’s de-commitment, the Gators have 14 verbal commitments in the 2018 class.

Graham Hall :

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  • Not really sure how a kid is committed for 5 months, recruits for the school, stays committed after the firing and hiring, them flips the day before his official visit. Think that speaks volumes.

  • Keep in mind that Corral originally committed to Southern Cal and then flipped to UF this past summer, so him flipping again should come as little surprise. What's weird is how ardently he was promoting the Gators to other potential recruits to join him in Gainesville and now opts for Ole Mis, where he will not have a lot of company joining him. The "Fields Theory" could have some merit, as he looks up at two 5* QB's on UGA team who will be sophomores next season, both of whom have been starters for the Dawgs. Fields could find himself sitting for the next 3 seasons in Athens. Just a thought.

  • Graham, since when is Corral a 5*? Not one recruiting service has him as 5* Trying to grab some headlines with fake news? Stick to reporting the facts you will go much further.

    • I tend to use the initial evaluations rather than how they change frequently throughout the cycle. The facts are that Corral was ranked as a 5* by Scout, before the merger with 247Sports, and Rivals before he dropped during his senior year. He only dropped because other prospects rose, from what I understand. At the end of the day, it's objective to the recruiting service. Didn't mean to get anyone worked up.

  • While this is disappointing, I feel like Corral was never really a priority for Mullen. I don't think Corral really fit Mullen's system and I think Mullen only placed an emphasis on recruiting Corral to have a back up plan. Realistically, we need to try to get at least 2 quarterbacks in this recruiting class. Corral would have been a great 2nd recruit but should never have been the primary target. Mullen needs someone that can run the spread. I think when Mullen started communicating with Corral he was probably honest about how he would be used in the offense(as both a runner and a passer) and Corral wasn't comfortable. I get the feeling that Corral's priority is to showcase his skills and make it to the pros. I think if competition makes you nervous and you're not willing to do what ever it takes to win. You're not cut out to be a gator and you're probably not going to make it to the pros.

    • No doubt, I believe UF signs 2 QBs this cycle. Or goes the grad transfer route again, and I think there are some who are tired of that.

  • This guy played the system and I think he planned to do this all along. It seems that he enjoyed the spotlight and then the "shock" of the switch. I could almost guarantee he would do this to Mac too and any other coach that we hired. It seems very rehearsed. I think both he and Ole Miss wanted to be the center of attention for a day or two. That being said, we need a quarterback!

    • TRAVIS, not the we got played conspiracy theory! This is best for both parties involved. this system is not a good one for him and we don't need another failing at QB in a perfectly good Run and shoot system.

  • BREAKING: Ohio State QB commit Emory Jones just landed in Gainesville and will officially visit Florida this weekend.

    sez: twitter Zach Abolverdi

  • Let's be real here. When is the last time our Gators have won a head to head recruiting battle for an offensive impact player? Hope Coach Mullen can change things.

  • Oh let the CHUMP go. He doesn't want to take on the challenge of being a starter at a school thats down, where he had a tremendous chance to become the elite starter, with no solidified quarterbacks that are proven, that tells me a lot about his heart, then he goes to a school that's was just put on probation? LET THE CHUMP GO.

  • What happened? why did coach Mullen let him go? weird, maybe Mat does not fit his offensive scheme, but if he does then some thing is wrong???? well let's hope Mullen knows something we don't.

  • In the SEC it's all about line of scrimmage, watch the recruits on the offense and defensive lines and you we see how good your going to be. I personally believe Franks is a good Qb that did not feel comfortable with his O line play. Watch the tape, he never let the play develop, because he lacked confidence in the O line. With a great O line and a big time TE this offense will be successful. A great TE splits the defense, makes the safety stay over top. We will be fine Gator fans.