Arch Manning might be the quarterback with the famous last name in the class of 2023, but there’s another name out of the class of 2025 starting to attract a lot of attention because of his play and family. While the name doesn’t hold the same football prestige as Manning’s does, Davi Belfort, son of MMA legend Vitor Belfort, is emerging as one of the top quarterbacks in his class early on.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (Dillard High) recruit has been attending camps recently and was the top quarterback at a recent one held at the University of Florida, according to Corey Bender of Gators Online. He performed well enough to earn a scholarship offer from the Gators, officially entering Florida’s name into a race that already features Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Miami, Michigan, Ole Miss, Oregon and Texas A&M.
The senior Belfort is known as one of the more explosive fighters in MMA history, winning 18 of his 26 fights via knockout. His 12 K.O.s in the UFC are good for second all-time in the promotion. His son won’t be doing much fighting though if all goes well.
During the camp, he got to work directly with coach Billy Napier and offensive analyst Ryan O’Hara. He thought it was unique to work directly with the man in charge at an event like this and didn’t take it lightly when he received the offer.
“They were telling me they don’t just throw offers out,” Belfort said. “They told me they have only offered one quarterback in the class of 2024 and I’m the only quarterback they offered in the class of 2025. This offer means a lot to me.”
Napier and Co. like his tape and seeing him in person confirmed that he’s one of the more talented quarterbacks in his class and perhaps beyond. This will be one of the first recruits that Napier has a chance to cultivate a real relationship with before decision time is near, so it’ll be interesting to watch how this is played.
His stock should only go up as more schools get a look at him and grades come out for the class of 2025.
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