Blake Bortles is spending his time in California preparing for the NFL Draft, a process that takes up most of his days. With his free time, however, he's happy to help out his former program. Back home, three young quarterbacks are using that same time to ready for a chance to replace the former UCF quarterback. Sophomore Justin Holman, redshirt freshman Pete DiNovo and true freshman Tyler Harris will all vye for the starting job in the spring. Bortles said he will keep an eye on the competition, and he remains a resource for all three young passers. "Actually all three, Pete, Justin and Tyler Harris all reached out to me," Bortles said in a phone interview with the Sentinel on Monday night. "I told all of them, 'I don’t have a horse in this race, I don’t care who starts, I just want to help you. You're never a burden on me or annoying me.' I wish I had somebody to text when I was there. I had Rob Calabrese, so I could call Rob and ask Rob. But [I told them], 'Anytime something pops up and you have a question or need help, don’t hesitate to call or text.' All three have, so it’s been good." Bortles will know his replacement before his name is called in May's NFL Draft.
Former UCF QB Blake Bortles stays in touch with his possible replacements
Orlando Sentinel | Feb 12