Roswell (Ga.) signal caller Cordel Littlejohn announced his commitment to the Owls via Twitter on Sunday.
After thanking a slew of coaches and mentors, Littlejohn wrote “I’d like to officially announced that I am 110 percent committed to Florida Atlantic University.”
A former Illinois commit, Littlejohn is still on his official visit to FAU. He’ll leave on Monday morning.
FAU offensive coordinator Charlie Weis visited Littlejohn at home in the days leading up to Littlejohn’s trip to South Florida.
“Coach Weis was telling me I have a chance to come in and compete for the starter’s job,” Littlejohn said.
What looked to be a crowded quarterback field heading into fall camp became shallower with the transfer of Daniel Parr, who started the first three games of 2017, and the announced retirement from college football of Jason Driskel, starter for the final 11 games.
FAU is expected to only sign one quarterback as part of its 2018 recruiting class. Standing 6-foot-4 and weighing 190 pounds, Littlejohn threw for 1,096 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior.
Oklahoma transfer Chris Robison transferred to FAU during fall camp and piloted the Owls’ scout team in 2017. Though he’s been at Florida Atlantic for several months, he’ll likely be announced as part of FAU’s 2018 recruiting class.
Robison and De’Andre Johnson, who missed nearly all of 2017 after undergoing surgery to remove blood clots in his arm, are expected to battle in spring for the starting quarterback job.
Littlejohn becomes the 14th high school or junior college recruit to pledge to play for FAU. Five of those players signed in December.