Florida quarterback Jacob Guy was one of former offensive coordinator Brent Pease‘s targets to fit the pro-style offense that he and head coach Will Muschamp desperately wanted to instill. The record-setting QB from Dade City seemingly fit in well with Pease’s scheme. Now, Guy will have to adapt to new OC Kurt Roper‘s offense, but he can still play a big role for the Gators.
Guy had to wait for his time at Pasco High School, sitting for two years behind his brother before finally getting a chance to play. When he did see the field, he impressed. In his junior season, Guy threw for 2,014 yards and 25 touchdowns, and rushed for another three TDs. He followed the season up with an even more impressive senior season. Guy set Pasco County passing records with 2,672 and 42 (!) TDs. It’s not like Pasco hasn’t seen good QBs. The former record holder was none other than former Florida State QB Drew Weatherford. His impressive season earned him Tampa Bay Times All-Suncoast First Team honors and scholarship offers from Division I schools.
After choosing to walk-on at UF over scholarship offers from FAU, FIU, UMass, Ohio, and Western Michigan, Guy has seen most of his time with the scout team. At 6-5, 209 pounds, he posses prototypical size for a quarterback. Guy has been an important member of the scout squad, providing the skill set necessary to provide intel on pro-style QBs the Gators defense will face. He has yet to play in any games for Florida.
Although he most likely won’t see the field this season (as made evident by Latroy Pittman wearing the same number on offense), Guy can still help the Gators. He’s got the size and prolific background to help mirror Florida’s opponents as they practice during the week. Guys’ only a redshirt sophomore, so there’s still the chance of him patrolling the sidelines in the No. 9 Orange and Blue jersey. But until that time, he’ll just have to help the Gators prepare.