Former Gators quarterback Jacoby Brissett will look for a fresh start at N.C. State, according to his high school coach.
Jack Daniels of West Palm Beach's Dwyer High School confirmed Thursday morning Brissett has transferred to play for the Wolfpack. Brissett will begin classes today in Raleigh, N.C., Daniels said.
The Palm Beach Post first reported Brissett's decision.
After spending the season as Jeff Driskel's back-up, Brissett decided to transfer within days of the Gators' 33-23 loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl.
Brissett, a sophomore, will have to sit out the 2013 season and will be eligible to play in 2014. He chose N.C. State, under first-year coach Dave Doeren, over West Virginia.
Brissett battled Driskel during the spring and summer for the starting job, but coaches decided the compeition in Driskel's favor during the Sept. 1 season-opener against Bowling Green.
Brissett stepped in when Driskel injured his right ankle on Nov. 10 against Louisiana-Lafayette and helped Florida to a 27-20 win. The next week, Brissett started in Florida’s 23-0 win against Jacksonville State while Driskel sat out.
Brissett finished the season 23 of 35 passing for 249 yards and one touchdown. In two seasons, he was 41 of 74 for 455 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions.