Humphrey’s official visit solidified his commitment to the Florida Gators

This past weekend the Florida Gators hosted seven prospects on campus including one commit to the Gators.

Defensive back commit Julian Humphrey (6-1, 185, Houston, TX. Clear Lake) committed to the Gators before ever seeing the campus but he says everything was better than he expected this weekend.

“It was a wonderful time, it was great,” Humphries said of his visit to Florida. “Coach Jules [Montinar] and Coach [Dan] Mullen were very welcoming and hyped and everything. It was a whole bunch of love from him and the players. Everything was way better in person, everyone just has that energy.”

While on the visit Humphrey was hosted by a current defensive back who had a message about why Florida is the place to be.

“Kaiir [Elam] was,” he said on his player host. “He was just saying Florida is DBU and that if I come there and take care of business that I have a good chance of starting early. I just have to work hard and that whenever I get there, I don’t have to worry about messing up on the field because everything will take care of itself.”

Defensive backs coach Jules Montinar broke down film with Humphrey this weekend and showed him he would fit into things in Gainesville.

“Coach Jules was saying with my size and speed that I have the ability to play corner, safety, and nickel,” Humphries said on the message from Montinar. “I can cover the quick pass. Coach Jules pulled up my film and he would show me one of my plays from my film and then he would play a similar play from Florida’s film.”

Head coach Dan Mullen also explained to Humphrey this weekend how the Gators can get the defensive back to the next level.

“His message is that he’s going to assist me to be the best,” he said on the message from Mullen. “He’s going to push me to help bring out all of the skills and talents that I have to help make me a first-rounder.”

Despite being committed to Florida, Humphrey has taken several other visits already, but he says this weekend showed him where home was.

“I fit in perfectly, I can’t wait to get there,” Humphries said on if the visit solidified his commitment to Florida. “As soon as I got on campus, I felt at home, everything was perfect. I love it, I can’t wait to come back.”

Next up for Humphrey may be more visits to other schools but he says the Gators’ head coach is aware of those visits.

“I might take an official visit to Alabama, Texas A&M, and maybe LSU,” he said on other official visits. “I talked to Coach Mullen about it and he said yeah take your visits, but I told him that I know where I really want to go and that’s Florida.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Humphries says he will for sure come to some games and wants to get to as many as he can.

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.