Abrams always wanted to play for the Florida Gators as a young kid

The Florida Gators picked up a big commitment on Saturday when linebacker Jammal Abrams (6-3, 224, Birmingham, AL. Jackson-Olin) committed to Florida.

Saturday was Abrams first trip to Gainesville but he knew before he made the trip that he was likely going to commit on the visit.

“Me and my mom, we had a long talk about things on January 14th when they first offered me,” Abrams said on why he committed to Florida. “Florida is a great school, it’s where I fit the best at and I love the honesty that they showed to me.”

Abrams picked up the offer in January and the Gators offer was one he has been wanting since he was a young kid.

“Florida is a school that I’ve always wanted to go since I was young,” he said on why the offer caught his attention when they offered him. “I just love the atmosphere down there.”

When Abrams arrived in Gainesville, he was met by linebackers coach Christian Robinson and defensive line coach Sal Sunseri who had a message for him.

“They said they were happy to have me down there,” Abrams said on the coaches’ message to him. “They want to build me and make me a better man for the next four years. They want me to be the best person that I can be.”

Those two coaches explained to Abrams where they see the linebacker playing once he gets to the Swamp.

“They’re going to keep me at middle linebacker,” he said on where the coaches want him at. “They like me there.”

Robinson is a young coach but Abrams has connected well with him and he explained why he committed to play for the young linebackers coach.

“I love him, he’s great,” Abrams said on Christian Robinson. “He shows me love and his honesty stood out. I look up to him because he’s a good coach and he knows what he’s talking about.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke at length with Abrams about what the Gators expect from the linebacker on and off the field.

“He told me he wants me to be a champion on and off the field,” he said of the message from Mullen. “He wants me to be the best player that I can be. He was just telling about me things that he accomplished before at Florida and what he plans to do now.”

Alabama and Auburn are two schools that are close to offering Abrams but he says Gator fans have nothing to worry about.

“Once you commit, you set a standard so if you commit you shouldn’t decommit,” Abrams said on where his commitment stands with Florida. “I will not be decommitting, I’m staying with Florida.”

Now that Abrams has committed, the linebacker plans to make several return trips to Gainesville.

“I’m going to be spring break and maybe the spring game,” he said on when he’s coming back to visit Florida. “Probably in the summer too.”

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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 Rivals.com, 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.