Brentwood Academy quarterback Max Staver, a four-star national recruit, has committed to play football at Florida.
The 6-foot-5, 235-pound Brentwood Academy rising senior got a call from Gators head coach Will Muschamp on Monday and immediately committed to the Gators.
"I became very close to their coaching staff during the recruiting process and when they called, I committed right away,'' Staver said Monday night. "And I can go into my senior season without having to worry about the [recruiting process].
“I'm glad it's over with. Honestly, it's been very hectic. It's been fun but stressful too.''
Staver had a truckload of Division I offers, with Louisville, Memphis, Michigan State, Tennessee State and Duke among them. In recent weeks, he said he narrowed his decision down to Florida and Mississippi State with Alabama, Auburn and LSU coming in later.
"I loved their campus, their academics and of course, their great football,'' Staver said of Florida. "And I've always wanted to get a chance to play in the SEC, which is definitely the best conference in the country.''
Staver said the coaches assured him he would play quarterback, rather than switch positions.
"Absolutely, that's what I've been playing all my life,'' he said.
In a monster junior season, Staver completed 63 percent of his passes, threw for 1,872 yards, 19 touchdowns and just four interceptions and led the Eagles to the Division II quarterfinals.
"I went to a lot of quarterback camps, and I guess I impressed enough people to be fortunate to have received all the offers I've gotten,'' he said.
New BA coach Cody White said: "It has been crazy and a bit overwhelming. I'm glad for Max that he's gotten this out of the way, and I'm excited for him.''
Staver is the Nashville area's top prospect in the 2013 class.