Donovan McMillon commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a big commitment on Saturday afternoon to add to their already impressive defensive backfield class.

Safety Donovan McMillon 6-2, 193, Canonsburg, PA. Peters Township) committed to Florida over Texas A&M and Virginia Tech among others.

“The day has finally arrived, COMMITTED,” McMillon tweeted.

McMillon recently visited Florida during the dead period but he couldn’t talk to the coaches, however when he does talk to them, they’ve explained where he could play.

“They see me in their nickel position,” McMillon said on where Florida wants him to play. “Coach [Ron] English and Coach [Torrian] Gray have said that position as well.

Defensive backs coach Torrian Gray has explained just why McMillon fits that position so well for the Gators.

“They’re looking for a nickel and you really have to be a hybrid guy who can play one-on-one but come down and tackle the big backs and I can do that,” he said on what Florida likes about his game. “They see me playing that role.”

The Gators had an advantage here as McMillon has family in the state of Florida and that made Florida an attractive place for the safety.

“I was super happy about it,” he said on what the offer means to him. “My grandparents, aunts and uncles that live down there and that’s something that could make this a great possibility. My grandpa lives down there and I never get to see him so playing down there would make me get into a closer relationship with him. “

McMillon is the 20th commitment in the Class of 2021 and joins defensive backs Jordan Young, Dakota Mitchell and Kamar Wilcoxson in the 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.