Humphries likes the message from the Florida Gators coaching staff

The Florida Gators had five official visitors on campus this past weekend as the Gators started to host a lot of visitors this summer.

Defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries (6-3, 303, Lawrenceville, GA. Mountain View) was on campus with his mom and liked what he saw from the Gators on his second visit to Gainesville.

“My visit went good this weekend at Florida,” Humphries said of his visit to Florida. “We got to see the academic center and sit down and visit with the coaches. I talked to Coach [Dan] Mullen.”

Defensive line coach Sal Sunseri spent a lot of time with Humphries this weekend explaining how he would fit into the Gators defense.
“Coach Sal was just telling me where I’d stand on the depth chart if I was to come and how big of an impact I would be,” he said on Sunseri’s message to him. “He’s telling me I can play everywhere, basically. Playing the three-technique and the five-technique, wherever he needs to put me at.”

Humphries who plays several different positions in high school likes the plan that Sunseri laid out for him this weekend.
“I like it,” Humphries said on his if he likes the way Sunseri wants him to play. “I like the defensive scheme they have, him and Coach [Todd] Grantham.”
Head coach Dan Mullen also spoke with Humphries a lot this weekend and the defensive tackle was impressed by Mullen’s message to him.
“He was just telling me how great the University of Florida was and what it has to offer if I was a Gator,” he said on Mullen’s message to him. “He seems like he wants a family atmosphere big time. Family and fundamentals about who you are as a person.”

The visit wasn’t all about talking with the coaches as Humphries also got a lot of time with the players including his player host.
“I had David Reese,” Humphries said on who his player host was. “I liked the players. They were like goofy and they kept an eye on me. He was just telling me that Coach Mullen has the direction going the right way.”

Humphries hasn’t been one to name leaders or top groups and he stuck with that message after the visit but did have good things to say about Florida.
“It helped Florida out. It impressed me but no leaders,” he said on if anyone is his leader now. “I’m thinking about making a decision in late June to early August.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Humphries likes Florida a lot and Sal Sunseri has made a good impression on him and his family early on. Humphries says he plans to get back down to Florida for Friday Night Lights in July.


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.