Jeff Driskel Signed With Red Sox But Loyal To UF

Florida starting quarterback Jeff Driskel has an interesting fallback plan if his professional football career doesn’t pan out.

Driskel confirmed Thursday that he has signed a contract with the Boston Red Sox, who drafted the junior signal-caller in the 29th round of June’s Major League Baseball Draft. But Driskel said he’s in no rush to switch from the gridiron to the diamond, and will only pursue a baseball career once he’s elected to give up football entirely.

“After my college football career is over I want to pursue a professional career in the NFL,” Driskel said in a statement, per the Associated Press. “If I ever decide I want to play baseball, I want to play with the Boston Red Sox who drafted me in the recent draft.”

“Nothing changes,” Driskel added on his Twitter account. “I am still a full time student athlete at UF, fully committed to playing football.”

Source: Jerry Hinnen, CBS Sports