Florida’s freshman QB a standout at Orange and Blue game

The spring practice season is in the books for Florida football following the conclusion of the Orange and Blue game on Saturday, as the Blue team prevailed over the Orange, 19-17, in the annual intrasquad scrimmage. While the results on the scoreboard hardly mean anything, what was seen on the field certainly had merit.

CBS Sports’ Will Backus took a look at college football’s spring game standouts and included the Gators’ five-star freshman quarterback DJ Lagway among the nation’s best weekend performers.

“Lagway’s not going to start anytime soon, barring Graham Mertz either suffering an injury or having a complete meltdown in performance, but it’s hard not to get excited about the freshman in this offense,” Backus begins.

“The No. 3 overall prospect and No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2024, Lagway enrolled early and went through spring practice with the Gators, capping things off in Saturday’s spring game. Running the offense opposite Mertz, Lagway managed a breezy 12 completions for 173 yards and two touchdowns,” he continues.

“One of those touchdowns came on his very first drive of the game — a 22-yard strike to wide receiver Aidan Mizell that displayed advanced ball placement for such a young arm. Lagway’s 6-foot-3, 241-pound frame is dripping with potential. Saturday only served to accelerate the hype train.”

Florida kicks off its 2024 regular-season schedule on Aug. 31 against the Miami Hurricanes inside Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Gators open their SEC schedule with the Texas A&M Aggies arriving in the Swamp on Sept. 14.

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