The Florida Gators landed commitment number 19 on Tuesday morning when cornerback Jayvaughn Myers (6-1, 175, Dade City, FL Pasco) committed to Florida over the Auburn Tigers, Florida State Seminoles and others.
“After a long process with my mom, I’m very blessed to say that I have to the University of Florida,” Myers said on Twitter.
Myers has long been considered a Florida lean since he picked up his offer from the Gators, but Auburn and Florida State made it tough on the long time Gators fan.
“Florida is my favorite school and I’m already thinking about them because they’re close to home and they’re in the SEC,” Myers said when he picked up his offer. “Florida is pretty much DBU because all of their DB’s are already big name guys in the NFL. I want to be apart of that legacy.”
That was in May, and after several trips to Auburn and Tallahassee, the Gators were finally able to land Myers, who had a breakout summer and spring.
Myers did, however, spend a lot of time around Gainesville and with defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan, who deserves a ton of credit in landing Myers.
“Coach Callahan is a real cool guy and we have a good relationship going,” he said. “He tells me that he wants me to be great and that Florida is the place to do it at. He said that I could be the next guy to have his name outside if I do what I can.”
Now that Myers has committed the Gators have four defensive backs commits with Myers joining safety Quincy Lenton, cornerbacks C.J. McWilliams and Chauncey Gardner in the class. The Florida Gators Recruiting class is starting to really take shape after this commitment.
The biggest question now is whether or not Myers will become a big recruiter for the Gators or not? Gators fans are hoping he does and that he targets his brother, receiver Nate Craig-Myers.
INSIDERS TAKE: Myers is truly a player and Florida did not take his commitment just to get in better position with his brother. The Gators truly likes Jayvaughn as a cornerback. Also Kirk Callahan was a big reason the Gators landed Myers.