Humphrey calls the Florida Gators a “dream school”

Last week, the Florida Gators coaching staff expanded the defensive back board for the 2022 class even more after they sent out two new offers.

One of those offers went to cornerback Julian Humphrey (6-1, 185, Houston, TX. Clear Lake) who spoke to one of the Gators’ coaches.

“Coach Jules [Montinar] the defensive back coach,” Humphrey said on the coach from Florida who offered him. “He was saying that he loved my size and my speed and that’s hard to find defensive backs that have my size and can run that fast. I run a 10.3 in the 100.”

Humphrey has talked with cornerbacks coach Jules Montinar a lot these past few weeks but hearing the news meant a lot to the Texas corner.

“Me and Coach Jules have been talking for about the past month building a relationship, whenever he called me and offered me, it meant a lot,” he said on the offer. “Florida is a dream school and it’s a great place, I have a lot of family down there.”

Montinar is well aware of the speed Humphrey posses and the Gators plan to use that to their advantage if they’re able to land the corner.

“He told me that he’s recruiting me as an outside corner to go lock down receivers,” Humphrey said on where Jules wants him to play. “He thinks that I will fit in very good because they play man. He asked me if any receiver would ever beat me deep and I said no receiver would ever beat me deep, no matter what happens.”

Humphrey was quick to point out that Florida was a dream school because of a few reasons including the history the Gators have at his position.

“Florida is a high interest now, because of the tradition, the campus, and everything about the school is great,” he said on what makes Florida his dream school and his interest. “The football is great, everything about them. I know about the championship and all the success they’ve had. I know about the defensive backs they’ve had, CJ Henderson went first round.”

Next up for Humphrey will be a chance to see Gainesville in person and to meet with the coaching staff and a date has already been thrown out of when that visit may take place.

“Yes sir for sure,” Humphrey said when he wants to visit. “We were thinking about the 11th [June] but nothing is set right now.”

Three schools are showing Humphrey the most love at this time and the cornerback doesn’t plan to drag out his recruitment.

“Florida, Penn State, and Texas A&M,” he said on schools recruiting him hard. “I’m going to make a decision as soon as I take all of my official visits because I don’t want to commit to a school until I’m able to visit everywhere.”

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.