QB Kyle Trask, Florida
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL): Manvel, TX (Manvel)
247 RATING: .7984
POSITION RANK: 13
Passing: 3,103 yards (66.8%), 26 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
Passing: 2,941 yards (66.9%), 25 touchdowns, 7 interceptions
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Kyle Trask Breakdown
– Creative runner
– Arm strength
– Deep passes
Kyle Trask’s story continues to be an inspiring one. After sitting behind D’Eriq King in high school and Feleipe Franks in college, he finally got his chance to start when Franks went down with an injury last year. With Franks transferring out this offseason, the Florida starting quarterback job belongs to him.
Trask’s natural abilities don’t jump out on tape, as his arm strength and velocity on his passes aren’t elite. However, he makes up for his limitations in other ways. The biggest thing he does is he anticipates throws better than nearly any quarterback in college football. You can tell he knows the playbook forwards and backwards, and it shows on the field. Trask knows what his receivers will do before the play, and that knowledge is a result of his preparation before the game begins. He’s great at going through his progressions when his first option isn’t open, and that also helps him make up for any physical concerns. That intelligence keeps the ball in Florida’s control, and limit his turnovers.
As far as running the football goes, Trask isn’t the greatest. He has just four total yards to his name, but he’s a smart player in regards to running too. With his 6’5”, 239-pound frame, he can bounce off tacklers and make subtle moves to pick up a few extra yards. Again, he’s not going to run past anyone, but he’s self aware and knows what he needs to do in order to be successful.
Arguably the biggest strength for Trask is that he plays well in big games. His best performances last year came against Florida’s toughest competition. Since he’s been preparing for his moment, the spotlight isn’t too big and he stays calm at all times. Trask won’t wow you with his physical abilities, but the intangibles in his game make him a great quarterback. He knows how to compete, and that gives Dan Mullen a great option for the 2020 season.