Humphries locked in with the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators have had several commits on campus the first three weeks watching the team play but a few haven’t been able to get to the Swamp yet.

Defensive tackle commit Jaelin Humphries (6-3, 303, Lawrenceville, GA. Mountain View) is one of those commits that hasn’t been on campus yet this fall but he has been watching the team closely from home.

“Things at Florida are looking good, the defense is looking good,” Humphries said. “The offense is looking good, I think if they keeping listening to Coach [Dan] Mullen they will be pretty good the rest of the season.”

Humphries has paid close attention to the defensive line and he likes the way they’ve played this year.

“The defensive line looks good, they’re getting a lot of pressure on the quarterback,” he said on his thoughts on the defensive line. “They’re making the quarterback hurry up a lot. I like the scheme they’re running this year and they run a little bit of everything.”

Despite him not being on campus yet this fall, Humphries has been talking to three Florida coaches a lot including head coach Dan Mullen.

“I talk to Coach Mullen, Coach [Todd] Grantham and Coach Sal Sunseri,” Humphries said on the coaches he talks to the most from Florida. “Coach Mullen just tells me that he can’t wait to get me down there so I can start training with them and become a part of the Gator family.”

Sal Sunseri and Todd Grantham have also had a message for Humphries about where he would play at on the defensive line once in Gainesville.

“They say the same thing and that they can’t wait to get me on their defense and see me flying around for them,” he said on the message from Grantham and Sunseri. “They’ve told me that they see me playing everyone on the defensive line as possible. They see me at nose tackle, defensive tackle and some defensive end.”

Humphries committed to Florida in June but that hasn’t stopped other schools from recruiting him but he says he has his mind made up.

“I’m solid with Florida,” Humphries said of his commitment to Florida. “Tennessee, Mississippi State, Miami and a few other schools are calling but I’m solid to Florida.”

The next trip for Humphries will be one to Gainesville and right now Florida is the only school the commit plans to visit.

“I’m going to visit Florida for the LSU game,” he said on upcoming visits. “I’m probably not going to visit any other schools, I’m going to Florida.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Humphries said he plans to sign early and enroll early so he will be a December signee. Humphries also played in his game of the season on Friday night and he said his knee feels good after the game.

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.