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Florida Lands Brissett Despite Mother’s Objections

Florida added another signee to its 2011 class during the weekend when quarterback Jacoby Brissett announced his decision to play for the Gators.

Brissett signed his letter of intent with Florida this morning, according to Laura McKeeman of

The decision by the Dwyer High School product was not accepted by his mother, however. Brissett’s mother, Ellicia Brown, wanted her son to play for Miami.

Not my choice,” Brown said, according to the Gainesville Sun. “I’m very disappointed. I didn’t like the way Florida handled the process. I’ve never been able to meet the head coach. … I’ve never met (Will Muschamp) face-to-face and I find that very disrespectful and I’m just hurt with the whole process with the Gators. I was hoping that he would respect me and go to ‘The U’ because ‘The U’ showed respect to his mom.”

I would hope that Brown would have been more respectful of her son during the recruiting process. Had she done that, she might have learned that Muschamp wasn’t allowed to make an in-home visit to meet Brissett’s mother.

Edward Aschoff of the Gainesville Sun reported on Saturday that during the time in which Muschamp visited Dwyer he was unable to make an in-home visit with Brissett during the contact period. Because he made his trip down there he couldn’t make an additional trip to Brissett’s home.

Brissett’s mother could have visited Muschamp at Florida but didn’t, of course.

Brissett’s decision to attend Florida gives the Gators 19 signees for the 2011 class. Florida’s class was ranked No. 14 in the nation by before Brissett chose the Gators. His inclusion should help Florida rise a spot or two.

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