Collins “excited to play in front of 90,000” Gators’ fans in the Swamp

The Florida Gators hosted most of their commits on campus on Saturday night as they were treated to a great game and a win over Utah in the Swamp.

Defensive line commit Kelby Collins (6-5, 280, Gardendale, AL. High) is one of the prize commits of the class and he’s ready to experience the Swamp as a player next year.

“It was a true testament to why Florida is the way it is,” Collins said on his thoughts on Saturday’s game. “A couple of key moments in the game were influenced by how loud the crowd was and how they couldn’t get their plays off. I’m excited to play in front of 90,000 people every weekend.”

Collins watched defensive line coach Sean Spencer and his unit a lot on Saturday, and he was impressed by his future position group.

“I thought it was good,” he said on the defensive line play. “I thought they did their job; they stopped the run very good, and they pressured the quarterback and forced him to make some bad throws and run when he didn’t want to.”

The Alabama native has been told just how he will fit into Florida’s defense, and he believes he fits in well with the Gators.

“I think I can definitely see myself in it as a run stopper first,” Collins said on how he thinks he fits into Florida’s defense. “But then on a third long, I can go in there and get a pass rush and force them into an incomplete throw or force them to throw a pick.”

Next up for Collins will be two more visits to Gainesville but a possible trip to the instate school is still possible but not set yet.

“I’ll be back for the Florida/Georgia game and maybe the LSU game,” he said on when he plans to visit Florida again. “As of right now, that’s the visits I have planned. I might go to Alabama when they play Texas A&M.”

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.