Favorites rising for QB Jeremiah Briscoe

The football season ended for four-star quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe (Houston/Stratford) this past weekend, which means recruiting is now his main focal point.

Briscoe, however, is learning what a lot of uncommitted recruits are learning. As the days continue to pass, more recruits are committing, which means fewer opportunities for scholarship offers are available. Still, Briscoe remains positive in the chance of playing football in the FBS.

“It’s tougher now because everybody seems like they have their quarterback already,” Briscoe said. “When I was a sophomore, I was getting recruited pretty heavily, but things kind of leveled off my junior year. As people commit, my list is narrowed down. It’s been up and down.”

Briscoe said he’s still hearing from schools such as Baylor, Arkansas, Alabama and Vanderbilt. Baylor is his only FBS offer (he also has offers from Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin and Lamar), but Briscoe said Arkansas may be in the driver’s seat -- if an offer is presented. He said he and Stratford teammate A.J. Justice, a safety/linebacker who is committed to SMU, are planning a trip to Fayetteville, Ark., soon.

“For me, Arkansas is still a frontrunner,” Briscoe said. “They came down this season, and I had great talk with them. I’m looking forward to taking a visit there.”

Briscoe added that Baylor is still high on his list. He is planning on taking an unofficial visit to Waco, Texas, the weekend of Dec. 3 to watch Baylor play Texas.

A 6-foot-4, 205-pound pro-style quarterback, Briscoe threw for 1,863 yards and 12 touchdowns with only three interceptions as a senior, his only season at Stratford. Briscoe threw for 2,358 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior at Second Baptist (Houston, Texas) before transferring to Stratford in January.