Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 7/3/13
College football is demanding on 18-22 year olds, especially at the division one level and even moreso at the BCS level. However, despite being the starting quarterback at one of the best programs in the country, Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel has decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox. Though not unheard of, Driskel will be taking a chance in stunting his football development by playing this summer with the Red Sox. But it’s a path that multiple NFL players recently have taken, and continued to have NFL success. And Driskel will aim to follow in those footsteps after his time with the Red Sox is finished.   Alex Speier, a beat writer for the Boston Red Sox, broke the news late July 3rd night  Driskel was a “surprise” 29th round draft pick, as he didn’t even know he was eligible for the MLB draft himself. After stating on twitter shortly after that he wouldn’t be joining the Boston Red Sox organization, Driskel seems to have changed his mind just month after his initial
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