Florida Gators recruiting reaction to the Tennessee win

The Florida Gators got their first SEC win under Dan Mullen on Saturday against Tennessee on national TV in primetime on ESPN.

Since it was a road game, the Gators didn’t have a chance to host any prospects on campus but several of Florida’s commits and targets were tuned in to watch the Gators win.

GatorCountry caught up with several commits and targets to get their thoughts on Florida’s win over Tennessee.


Florida athlete commit Diwun Black-“If you’re a Gator, you’ve got to love this. People didn’t think we was going to win but look at us now.”


Florida quarterback commit Jalon Jones-“It was great, I was real excited. Great job by the Gators in all facets and I’m excited carry on the winning streak next year when I get there.”


Florida defensive line commit Jaelin Humphries-“Florida looked great tonight and the defense was flying to the ball and forcing turnovers.”


Florida offensive line commit Ethan White-“It’s just another step to get back to the Gator standard. I think this was the most physical game the Gators played all year on both sides of the ball. The offensive line looked great in run blocking and pass pro but there’s still things to work on as always.”


Florida offensive line commit William Harrod-“It was expected, we have better players and a better coaching staff.”


Florida linebacker commit Jesiah Pierre-“We’re a dominate team and I think we proved the world something.”


2020 Florida quarterback commit Anthony Richardson-“A win is always great. It’s a good feeling to execute things correctly and watch what positive things happen. It’s great to see the Gators get this big win! Go Gators!”


2020 offensive line target Zane Herring-“I thought the defense played great again and offense looked a lot better.”


2020 athlete target Avantae Williams-“They dominated.”


2022 athlete target Terian Williams-“If you’re not a Gator, you’re Gator Bait.”


GatorCountry will continue to update this as more prospects react to Florida’s big win on Saturday night.

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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.