Alabama commit Jahquez Robinson still has the Florida Gators in the mix

The Florida Gators hosted dozens of recruits on Saturday afternoon in the Swamp for the undefeated match-up against Auburn.

Alabama defensive back commit Jahquez Robinson (6-1, 190, Jacksonville, FL. Sandalwood) was one of those on campus and he enjoyed the atmosphere in the Swamp.

“The visit was good, I liked to see the excitement out of the fans, it was a pretty good visit,” Robinson said. “That was definitely one of the craziest atmospheres that I’ve ever been a part of. The fans were in it the whole time.”

Robinson watched the Gators secondary closely and he was impressed by the turnovers they created.

“The secondary came up with three interceptions, that was nice to see,” he said of his impressions of the secondary. “Especially when #31 [Shawn] Davis came up and made that one handed interception. That was pretty nice.”

After the game was over Robinson had the chance to talk to several of Florida’s coaches including getting a message from defensive backs coach Torrian Gray.

“I talked to Coach [Todd] Grantham, Coach [Torrian] Gray the most and Coach [Keiwan] Ratliff,” Robinson said of the coaches he talked to on Saturday. “He was just telling me to let him know what I want to do and to keep putting good stuff on film and when I’m ready to make the move, he’s ready.”

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham also explained to Robinson how his defense benefits corners like Robinson.

“Coach Grantham just told me that the defense they run that you have certain areas to just go make plays,” he said of Grantham’s message. “They want me to move around back there because the more positions I have under my belt, the faster that I can get on the field.”

Robinson who was frequent visitor to Gainesville over the summer says the Gators are still in the mix for him despite his commitment to Alabama.

“I feel like I’m still locked in with Alabama but Florida is a close second,” Robinson said on where Florida stands in his recruitment. “Florida is so close to home and I like Coach Grantham’s defense and playing for home means a lot to me. That’s what keeps Florida in it.”

The Alabama commit plans to early enroll so he doesn’t have a lot of time left in his recruitment but he’s keeping an open mind about a potential official visit to Gainesville.

“I’m thinking about but it’s so close to home, I’m going to save my fifth official visit for Florida in case,” he said on if Florida will get an official visit. “Alabama is the only one that I know of right now.”

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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.