Jamari Lyons commits to the Florida Gators over South Carolina

The Florida Gators picked up their 15th commitment of the 2022 class on Wednesday night when an instate prospect committed to Florida.

Defensive lineman Jamari Lyons (6-4, 295, Melbourne, FL. Viera) committed to Florida over South Carolina and others during his announcement on Wednesday.

“I will be continuing education and football career at the University of Florida,” Lyons said. “I have a great relationship with Coach [David] Turner, Coach [Dan] Mullen, and Coach KB [Kelvin Bolden}

Lyons was last in Gainesville for the Alabama game where he enjoyed the atmosphere inside the Swamp for the game.

“I loved the atmosphere, the fans were going crazy,” Lyons said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “The game was crazy itself; it was a really good game. Both teams played well on both sides of the ball.”

Defensive line coach David Turner has explained to Lyons just how he will fit into the defensive line once he gets to Florida.

“That went good, they’re going to try me at every position across the defensive line,” Lyons said on his meeting with Turner on where he will play. “They’re going to try me from edge to nose to tackle. I like how they think I’m going to fit into their scheme of things. I love to learn new things, so I like it.”

Lyons is the second defensive linemen to join the Gators class joining defensive end Francois Nolton as members of the class.

The Gators will look to add several more guys to the position group as the Gators are projected to lose several guys off the 2021 roster.

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 Rivals.com, 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.