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Written by Andrew Spivey, May 3, 2015, 1 Comment,
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The Florida Gators picked up commitment number nine on Sunday afternoon when cornerback Christopher McWilliams committed to Florida over FAU and other schools that are still evaluating him.

McWilliams didn’t give Florida the news himself, rather his coach told one of the Gators assistant coaches the news and he was a happy guy.

“I told my head coach that I wanted to commit to Florida and he gave coach Randy Shannon the news about me wanting to commit,” McWilliams said. “He said that he was fired up to have me and that he wanted to welcome me and that he was excited for me to come to the Gators.”

The Miami cornerback just received  news of the offer on Friday and after a weekend of talking about the offer he decided the Gators’ rich history of developing defensive backs was something he liked.

“I talked about it with my parents and we had a long talk and the Gators have history so that’s why I committed,” McWilliams said. “Florida fit me as a player and the Gators have some of the best DB’s and the school fit me. I like the overall environment and the atmosphere around the team.”

McWilliams has yet to visit Florida or meet any of the Gators coaches but he plans to change that soon.

“I wasn’t able to talk to him but he told my coach on Friday that he was offering me,” Shannon said. “I haven’t been able to talk to him in person yet but I hope to visit Florida after the spring to talk to him.”

Despite his Sunday pledge to Florida the Miami defensive back says that he will still look at other schools.

“I’m solidly committed to Florida,” Shannon said. “I do still plan to take some visits this summer but I’m not sure to which schools yet.”

INSIDERS TAKE: McWilliams was a player that Florida has been evaluating for some time now and they liked him a lot as a cornerback. McWilliams is a guy that is underrated and will rise up the rankings this spring and summer.

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Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.

  1. landportMay 4, 2015, 9:53 am

    One would at least hope there is a rational basis for the offer to this young man. With apparently an offer from FAU—-FAU—– and not being evaluated by Rivals there is something here that is not manifest. By the way, ESPN announced yesterday that each of their top 10 QBs have committed to, obviously, places other than UF. My uneducated guess is that UF will be looking into the JUCO ranks for a stop-gap QB.

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The Florida Gators picked up commitment number nine on Sunday afternoon when cornerback Christopher McWilliams committed to Florida over FAU and other schools that are still evaluating him.

McWilliams didn’t give Florida the news himself, rather his coach told one of the Gators assistant coaches the news and he was a happy guy.

“I told my head coach that I wanted to commit to Florida and he gave coach Randy Shannon the news about me wanting to commit,” McWilliams said. “He said that he was fired up to have me and that he wanted to welcome me and that he was excited for me to come to the Gators.”

The Miami cornerback just received  news of the offer on Friday and after a weekend of talking about the offer he decided the Gators’ rich history of developing defensive backs was something he liked.

“I talked about it with my parents and we had a long talk and the Gators have history so that’s why I committed,” McWilliams said. “Florida fit me as a player and the Gators have some of the best DB’s and the school fit me. I like the overall environment and the atmosphere around the team.”

McWilliams has yet to visit Florida or meet any of the Gators coaches but he plans to change that soon.

“I wasn’t able to talk to him but he told my coach on Friday that he was offering me,” Shannon said. “I haven’t been able to talk to him in person yet but I hope to visit Florida after the spring to talk to him.”

Despite his Sunday pledge to Florida the Miami defensive back says that he will still look at other schools.

“I’m solidly committed to Florida,” Shannon said. “I do still plan to take some visits this summer but I’m not sure to which schools yet.”

INSIDERS TAKE: McWilliams was a player that Florida has been evaluating for some time now and they liked him a lot as a cornerback. McWilliams is a guy that is underrated and will rise up the rankings this spring and summer.

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