Reese hops on board with the Florida Gators

The Mac train continues to roll as the Florida Gators picked up commitment number 25 on Friday when linebacker David Reese (6-1, 235, Farmington, MI High) choose the Gators over Nebraska and Texas.

“My relationship with Coach [Randy] Shannon was a big reason, “Reese said on why he committed. “Florida has the best defense in the nation right now.”

Reese who was a long time Michigan Wolverines commit decomitted from Michigan because he wanted to early enroll and the Wolverines did not have room for anymore early enrollees this year.

When Reese realized he wasn’t going to be able to early enroll at Michigan he set up several official visits including ones to Florida, Nebraska, Texas and TCU with his visit to Gainesville coming for the Florida State game in November.

Reese who called Florida Gators linebacker coach Randy Shannon a “legend” enjoyed his official visit to Florida and loved hearing that he could play early at Florida.

“I see a lot of early playing time and Coach Shannon told me that I have the chance to compete at Florida,” he said. “He said that Florida isn’t the place for you if you aren’t ready to play or if you want to wait to play in games. I really liked hearing that I have the opportunity to play early.”

The Florida Gators have got to be excited to have Reese commit as not only does he fill a position of need but he also is going to be able to go through spring practice, which should allow him to be ready to contribute as a freshman.

Florida will most likely need Reese to contribute next year as the Gators will only return Jarrad David, Alex Anzalone and Daniel McMillian as middle linebackers with the loss of Antonio Morrison to graduation.

Reese is the third linebacker to commit to Florida joining Vosean Joseph and Jeremiah Moon in the class but don’t expect the Gators to stop here as they still have several more linebackers as top targets in the class.

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Andrew Spivey
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, 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. Envy does not become you Harris….Reese does not want to play for a team that will be on their way down. he wants to be part of a team on the rise! was our offense that let our defense down…had the offense scored …the defense would have been fresh all 4 quarters….
    BTW…very classy scoring with 24 seconds left…classier coaches would have taken a knee and let the clock run out…

  2. Respect is earned, not given. Dumbo hasn’t earned any. In fact, he’s lost any he did have when he allowed “the rapist” to continue playing. Speaks volumes about you trolling here as well. I’m guessing you to be a bandwagon fan as you don’t even know the proper name of the stadium in Tallacrappy. FYI, it’s “Ron Zook Field at Bwana Bob Stadium.”

  3. LOL! I think Harrison needs his eyes checked. FSU had like 150 total yards going into the 4th quarter. Cook had 33. Harrison must’ve only looked at the final score and thought the game was a blowout dominated by FSU. Newsflash, if the gators had even an average QB who could see and throw over the line of scrimmage, they would’ve destroyed FSU, and the defense would’ve stayed in it the whole game and probably handed FSU their lowest offensive total in a long time. There’s nothing worse than delusional fans who don’t understand football, and look at a final score and call it a blowout, then comes on another teams website and talks trash as if their team isn’t a complete joke. You made the right choice, and the right call in joining the better defense Reese.

  4. Harris are you serious, you know there a reason your school is located in the arm pit of Florida. You have no class, no guidance and are blinded for the W. Even true supports of FSU are embarrassed to being apart of what’s happen in that school.