The University of Florida received a commitment from top-100 quarterback Austin Simmons on Tuesday, a major addition to the Gators’ Class of 2025. Rated No. 56 on the 247Sports composite, Simmons is a four-star recruit and No. 6 among QBs in his class. His decision to commit to Florida put an end to a lengthy recruitment process that included offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Miami, Penn State, Tennessee, and UCF.
As a sophomore, Simmons threw for over 3,100 yards and 24 touchdowns. He led his Pahokee Blue Devils to the regional finals before they lost to the eventual Rural State Champion Hawthorne Hornets. Despite the loss, Simmons’ performance helped him become the first commitment to the Florida Gators’ Class of 2025. An impressive feat considering his young age.
Aside from football, Simmons also showcases his talents on the diamond. He has clocked 93.8 mph with his fastball and plays with the True North Titans. He is also a homeschooler and has completed both his high school and college courses with a 5.34 GPA. This homeschooling allows him to play with different teams depending on the sport.
The University of Florida’s quarterback situation looks promising for the coming years with DJ Lagway already committed for class 2024 and Austin Simmons for 2025. Head coach Dan Mullen and the Gators will do their part to ensure Simmons does not become the next Jaden Rashada.
The University of Florida, commonly known as “UF” or “UF Gators,” is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. Founded in 1853, the university is one of the oldest and largest universities in the country and is a member of the Association of American Universities. With just over 52,000 students enrolled, UF is also the fourth-largest university in the United States.
Austin Simmons is a quarterback from Pahokee, Florida who is committed to playing for the Florida Gators in their Class of 2025. Simmons is a four-star recruit and is ranked 56th on the 247Sports composite, making him the sixth-best quarterback in his class. He has been impressive both on the gridiron and on the diamond, boasting 3,100 passing yards and 24 touchdowns in his sophomore season. He also can throw up to 93.8 mph with his fastball. Simmons is a homeschooler and has already completed all of his high school credits and college courses with a 5.34 GPA. There is a chance he may re-classify to class 2024 or 2023 this summer.