Humphries solid on Florida Gators despite other schools recruiting him

Last week the Florida Gators coaching staff visited all of their commits for in-home visits as they made sure to get out to as many places as possible.

Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham visited defensive tackle commit Jaelin Humphries (6-3, 303, Lawrenceville, GA. Mountain View) at his home on Friday.

“Coach Grantham came by on Friday,” Humphries said. “The visit was great, me and Coach Grantham had time to catch up and discuss things about Florida and how I would fit into the defense.”

Humphries had a few questions about how he would fit into the defense but it was his mom who had some questions for the defensive tackle.

“My mom had more questions than I did,” he said on if he got his questions answered. “So I can’t really speak on her questions but I got mine answered. Coach Grantham really broke down for me how I would fit into the defense.”

Grantham broke down just how he sees Humphries contributing to the Gators defense and compared him to a few current players.

“He wants me to be guy that can contribute as a true freshman,” Humphries said on how Grantham sees him fitting into the defense. “He says he sees me more as an interior guy but that I will also play a little bit of edge rusher too. He said similar to Jachai Polite and Kyree Campbell.”

Humphries was in Gainesville a few times this fall and he watched all of the other games and he was impressed by Florida this year.

“The defense played really great this year,” he said of Florida’s defense this year. “They still have another game to play and make adjustments to get ready for next year.”

Despite being a long time commit to Florida, Humphries still has several schools coming after him but he says his mind is already made up.

“Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Georgia,” he said on which schools are still recruiting him. “I’m solid on Florida and I’m not taking anymore visits. I’m going to Florida.”

The decision to stick with Florida instead of visiting other schools was an easy one for Humphries because of the coaching staff.

“I really liked how the coaches made me feel, they made me feel at home,” Humphries said on his decision. “They kept it honest with me from the start and they had a good season. I’ve always liked Florida, I was solid on Florida from the start.”


INSIDERS TAKE: Humphries says he’s going to sign early and enroll in school in either May or June. Humphries says his knee injury is healing and he will be fully healed when he enrolls at Florida.

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.