Quarterback Jaden Rashada is the highest-ranked uncommitted prospect in the 2023 class now that Florida has released him from his national letter of intent.

Rashad, the No. 27 recruit overall, signed with the Gators in the December signing period. A name, image and likeness deal worth a reported $13.8 million from a collective fell through, however, and Rashada requested his release.

He was granted that release Friday and is now free to enroll with any program he would like.

Most of the teams in Rashada's original top list already have added quarterbacks, whether through high school prospects or transfers. Miami, where Rashada was once committed, took four-star Emory Williams; Texas A&M signed ESPN 300 signal-caller Marcel Reed; and LSU added ESPN 300 quarterback Rickie Collins.

The transfer portal window closed Jan. 18, and the late signing period is Wednesday, Feb. 1. Where does that leave Rashada, and what schools might be options for him going forward?


Arizona State

The Sun Devils were a team Rashada was interested in early on in his high school recruitment. His father, Harlen Rashada, played at Arizona State in the 1990s, and it's closer to their home in California.

Rashada also has a relationship with new head coach Kenny Dillingham, who recruited him when Dillingham was the offensive coordinator at Oregon.

Dillingham needs a quarterback to help rebuild the roster and has made the position a priority this offseason. He brought in Notre Dame transfer Drew Pyne, BYU transfer Jacob Conover and three-star high school prospect Israel Carter.

Taking in three quarterbacks wouldn't deter the Arizona State staff from welcoming Rashada. They need talent and competition at every position, and Rashada could help set them up for success in the future, even if he doesn't play right away.

Emory Jones transferred to Cincinnati and backup Paul Tyson transferred to Clemson, while Trenton Bourguet is returning for 2023. There isn't enough stability at the position to turn away a prospect like Rashada.