The Florida Gators have landed commitment number 22 as defensive end Jachai Polite (6-4, 250, Daytona Beach, FL Mainland) has committed to the Gators over Miami and Tennessee.
One of the main reasons for Polite’s commitment to the Florida Gators was his relationship with defensive line coach Chris Rumph and the way Rumph coaches the position.
“I just liked the way Coach Rumph coaches, it’s a different way he coaches,” Polite said. “I really can’t explain it but he just gets his message to me in an easier way than others do.”
Not only did Rumph play a big role in getting Polite’s commitment but defensive end Jonathan Bullard has also been talking to Polite a good bit about the Gators.
“I’m starting to build a relationship with Jonathan Bullard and it’s great,” Polite said. “When I came to the day camp, I was with him all day and he was teaching me stuff so we built off of that.”
Polite is the second defensive line prospect to commit to Florida in the last few weeks as defensive end Antonneous Clayton committed to the Gators on October 28th.
With Polite’s commitment to Florida the Gators now have 22 commits in the class of 2016. The Gators are hoping that number grows anymore as Florida is recruiting Polite’s teammate offensive lineman Marcus Tatum hard for this class.
Polite had 81 tackles, 29 tackles for a loss and 13 sacks during his junior year for Mainland High School.
INSIDERS TAKE: Polite is an athletic defensive end who likely grows into a 6-4270-pound defensive lineman who has great athleticism. Polite also plays some tight end in high school and the Gators could use him some in goal line situations in college.
Stay tuned to GatorCountry.com for much more on Polite’s commitment to the Florida Gators.