Desmond Watson commits to the Florida Gators over Texas A&M

The Florida Gators picked up another instate commitment on Thursday when a defensive tackle committed to Florida.

Defensive tackle Desmond Watson (6-5, 350, Seffner, FL. Armwood) committed to Florida over Texas A&M on Thursday.

“Committed,” Watson tweeted. “Only up from here.”

Defensive line coach David Turner has explained to Watson how he’s a big need for the Gators and how he can fit into Florida’s defense.

“I’m the bigger inside pressure guy for the defensive line,” Watson said on how Turner sees him fitting into the defense. “They don’t have really any defensive linemen my size and that’s what they need in the SEC. They want me as a big internal threat at defensive tackle.”

Head coach Dan Mullen has also made sure Watson knows he’s needed in Gainesville as the head man himself has personally been recruiting Watson.

“Just that I’m wanted and needed at defensive tackle,” Watson said on Mullen’s message to him. “He’s an offensive guy but he makes me feel wanted on the defensive line. I like that he’s personally recruiting me.”

Watson is the 23rd commitment in the class of 2021 for the Gators and joins Tyreak Sapp, Justus Boone, and Christopher Thomas as members of the defensive line class for this class.

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.