Florida football adds four-star QB Jack Miller as transfer from Ohio State

By Adam Silverstein
December 21, 2021
Florida football adds four-star QB Jack Miller as transfer from Ohio State

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Days after redshirt junior quarterback Emory Jones made public through the media his intention to transfer away from the Florida Gators, the program filled its hole at signal caller. Ohio State redshirt freshman Jack Miller III (Scottsdale, AZ) on Wednesday announced his decision to continue his career at Florida.

“Excited to get to work! #GoGators,” Miller tweeted.

Miller, a consensus four-star prospect in the Class of 2020, was rated as the 13th best pro-style quarterback available in the 247Sports Composite. In total, he saw action in five games across his two seasons, completing 7 of 14 passes for 101 yards and rushing seven times for 22 yards and a touchdown.

After losing the starting quarterback job to Buckeyes star C.J. Stroud and eventually the backup job to Kyle McCord, it appeared a certainty that Miller would look for another opportunity after the season. That became even more likely when Miller was arrested for driving under the influence on Nov. 5.

After taking a field sobriety test but refusing a Breathalyzer, he was arrested by the Ohio Highway Patrol and subsequently suspended by Ohio State. However, Miller saw his charge reduced to reckless driving due to a lack of evidence, and he was reinstated to the team on Nov. 19. Nine days later, he entered the transfer portal on Nov. 28.

With redshirt freshman Anthony Richardson expected to take over as the Gators’ starter next season, Miller is a depth acquisition more than anything else. New head coach Billy Napier will surely have an open competition for most positions on the depth chart starting in spring practice, but to say Richardson has an advantage in this battle would be an understatement.

With Jones departing, the only remaining quarterbacks other than Richardson already enrolled are true freshmen Carlos Del Rio-Wilson and Jalen Kitna. Del Rio-Wilson, the No. 146 overall prospect in the Class of 2021, is expected to be the front-runner for the backup job in 2022.

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