Gators land another defensive lineman

Quinteze Williams, the 6-foot-5, 255-pound standout from Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek High School decided to end the process Wednesday by calling and committing to new Florida coach Will Muschamp.

“I called Coach Muschamp at lunch today and told him I wanted to commit,” Williams said. “He was very excited about me committing, and he was excited that I’m visiting this weekend.”

Originally, Williams was planning to commit this weekend, but once he realized Florida had several offers out to other big-time players, Williams decided to go ahead and pull the trigger.

“I just felt like it was home, I just love it out there.”

So what did Muschamp tell Williams to sell him on Florida?

“He told me how much they needed defensive linemen, and I feel like I can come in and play,” Williams said.

According to Williams, he has been offered by several other schools as a defensive tackle and for the offensive line, but Florida has recruited him at defensive end from the very beginning. That played a big role in him committing to the Gators.

Williams holds scholarship offers from pretty much every school in the southeast, so does he plan to take any other visits?

“It will be a while before I even think about taking other visits.”

Williams plans to enroll early at Florida.

With Williams’ commitment, Florida now has eight total commits for the 2012 including three defensive linemen. The other defensive linemen include Dante Phillips (6-6/275, Venice/Venice HS) and Jafar Mann (6-4/293, Stone Mountain, Ga/Stephenson).

With three commits in the last two weeks, Muschamp is off to a hot start on the recruiting trail, and his momentum doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.