Posted: 10:43 pm Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Alabama offers Dwyer’s Jacoby Brissett, Wisconsin makes a push 

By Matt Porter

Alabama is the latest school to extend a scholarship offer to Dwyer quarterback Jacoby Brissett (6-5, 230, No. 4 on the Big Board), greatly increasing the Tide’s chances of landing three of the top recruits in Palm Beach County.

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Dwyer teammates Nick O’Leary (6-4, 230, No. 1 on the Big Board) and Curt Maggitt (6-4, 215, No. 3 on the Big Board) hold offers from the school, and all three have expressed an interest in playing together in college.

Florida State and Wisconsin have also offered the trio.

Tuesday, Wisconsin was on campus trying to woo them. Last week, O’Leary stated he was interested in Florida State, Miami, Alabama and LSU. Previously, O’Leary said Wisconsin was also among his choices.

Wisconsin was scheduled to meet with all three players after Dwyer’s afternoon practice.

“Obviously, Wisconsin wants Jacoby, Nick and Curt,” Dwyer coach Jack Daniels said.

Since the recruiting calendar is now in a contact period, during which colleges may talk to recruits in person, more than 10 schools have visited the Palm Beach Gardens school in the last two days.

Notre Dame spent time with Brissett. Kansas arrived to chat with lineman Keith Bowers (6-1, 260, No. 25 on the Big Board). Fordham, Iowa State, USF, Western Kentucky and Bowling Green also showed up on campus.

But Dwyer players are focused on Friday night’s Class 4A regional final game against Palm Bay.

“Our guys are looking at it that they’re not going to take any more visits until the season’s over,” Daniels said.

For Daniels and other coaches, it’s one of the busiest times of the year.

“Every time you turn around there’s another head coach here,” Daniels said. “It’s a good problem to have.”

That said, he joked that he can’t wait until signing day (Feb. 2).

“I wish they’d all commit now,” Daniels said.

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