Former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles will throw at the NFL Scouting Combine this weekend in Indianapolis.

Bortles posted on Twitter, “Dreamt [sic] about combine since I was a kid! Fired up to compete in all aspects of it, especially throwing!” He confirmed in a text message to the Orlando Sentinel that he will take part in the passing drills in Indianapolis.

Quarterbacks are scheduled to throw at the combine on Sunday.

Bortles' father, Rob Bortles, told the Sentinel earlier this month that it would be a "game-time decision" whether Blake Bortles would throw in front of the many NFL decision makers gathered in Indianapolis this week. The Oviedo native, who opted to leave UCF with one year of eligibility remaining, said he was preparing to throw, but this was his first definitive declaration that he would take part in the passing drills.

Bortles also said he would not take part in the bench press. The 6-foot-5, 230-pound passer is set to arrive in Indianapolis on Wednesday. He will go through measurements and media interviews Friday, a pyschological session Saturday and on-field workouts Sunday.