GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Matt Corral is going back to Cali this weekend, but a permanent return to the Sunshine State could be in the works.
The 5-star quarterback will be on commitment watch for the Florida Gators over the next 24 hours. Corral returns to campus Saturday to wrap up his three-day visit after attending Jim McElwain’s Next Level QB Camp and Friday Night Lights, with 2017 producing the biggest year in the event’s history.
Corral did not throw at FNL, putting all eyes on fellow on 5-star QB Justin Fields and his performance. Despite Fields’ impressive showing, the buzz after the camp centered around a potential pledge from Corral. The trip to Florida blew him away and he really hit it off with the coaches, players and recruits.
“Matt seemed to love it,” Gators RB commit Iverson Clement said of Corral’s visit. “He was around everybody. He enjoyed it. He was happy with everything.”
Sources close to the situation informed SEC Country that Corral may consider committing to UF this weekend. The Elite 11 finalist told SEC Country he would discuss the Florida visit after it concluded Saturday, but Corral called the Gators his leader in an interview 247Sports’ Tom Loy.
The nation’s No. 2-ranked pro-style quarterback is scheduled to visit Georgia next week and plans to decide this summer. However, Corral’s trip to Florida has already shaken up his leaderboard and it could accelerate his recruiting process as well.
Fields’ recruitment, meanwhile, will likely carry into the fall. After visiting his each of top 4 schools twice over the past two months, the nation’s No. 1 overall recruit still claims no leader and said he doesn’t know when he’ll make his decision.
Asked late Friday if he thinks Florida will land Corral or Fields, Clement told SEC Country, “Yeah, by the end of this day. We have two with talent right now and we’re going to leave with one.”