The Swamp had Jayvaughn Myers heart bumping

Florida Gators cornerback commit Jayvaughn Myers (6-1, 175, Dade City, FL Pasco) committed to Florida in August and two weeks ago he got to experience his first game as a Gator commit, and it was a good visit he says.

“The visit was great, the atmosphere was crazy,” Myers said of his Florida visit. “The offense did good that game and the defense did really good. Overall they did good all around. I liked seeing the new indoor facility, it was sweet and my favorite part was seeing the team come out of the tunnel.”

Myers has visited Florida in the past for Florida Gators games, but he says the atmosphere against New Mexico State had him fired up and wanting to play.

“The crowd was really crazy, they were loud and had my heart bumping,” he said of the atmosphere at the Swamp. “It was really nice to see a big crowd for the first game of the year and to see the fans into the game.”

Growing up Myers always dreamed of being a Florida Gators football player and he says that his visit to Gainesville sold him on the fact even more.

“That game and visit sold me on Florida again because I wanted to see how the game would be,” Myers said. “That game showed me that I wanted to be at Florida now playing in the Swamp for the Gators.”

Florida Gators defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan was a big reason Myers committed to Florida and the two got to talk during the visit.

“I got to talk Coach Callahan after the game and he just told me, that was going to be on the field next year,” he said. “That’s what he keeps telling me all the time. He tells me that I’m going to play cornerback for them. I’m going to be out there with Quincy [Wilson] and Jalen [Tabor].”

One thing that Myers noticed during the unofficial visit to Florida two weeks ago was that things have changed for the better on both sides of the ball.

“I see a lot of change with the defense from last year and I see change on offense too, in a good way change,” Myers said. “On defense I see that they are more active and they aren’t letting big plays get by them like they were last year. They’re like swarming bees out there on defense.”

With high school football keeping Myers busy this fall, he says that he doesn’t have many visits planned but there is one to Gainesville  in the works for a game in the coming weeks.

“I’m solid to Florida and I don’t have any other visits planned for right now,” he said. “I’ll probably be back up there for the Tennessee-Florida game in a few weeks. It’s hard to decide on visits during the season though.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Myers is pretty solid to Florida and he has a great relationship with Florida Gators defensive backs coach Kirk Callahan. I expect that Myers will still probably take a few official visits with his brother Nate Craig-Myers but I think that Myers ends up in the Orange and Blue next year as a cornerback.


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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.