Florida’s quarterback of the future will miss the rest of his junior season with a lower back injury.
Jake Allen, a 4-star prospect from St. Thomas Aquinas, tweeted the news himself. He later confirmed to SEC Country he would recover in six weeks.
The 6-foot-3, 191-pounder committed to Florida this past July and has been one of the Gators’ biggest recruiters.
“Whoever is interested in Florida and has an offer, I’m talking to them,” Allen told SEC Country.
Despite his commitment to UF, Allen did say that Notre Dame and Alabama have been recruiting him as of late. But the Gators commit has no intentions of opening up his recruitment.
“It’s exciting because I’m a part of it,” Allen said. “In two years, I’ll be there. It’s cool to see what kind of success (Coach Jim McElwain) is having.”
Allen is rated as the No. 25 player in Florida and the No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the Class of 2017.
I will be missing the remainder of the season with a lower back injury.
— Jake Allen™ (@Jakeallen_14) November 4, 2015