Jammal Abrams FNL cut short by injury

2019 inside linebacker Jammal Abrams (6-2, 240, Birmingham, AL. Jackson-Olin) was one of several Florida Gators commits to make the trip to Gainesville for Friday Night Lights.

He needed to have a strong showing at camp to re-secure his spot in the upcoming class, but his night was unexpectedly cut short by a minor knee injury. He came down wrong after catching a ball during drills and could not return to compete the rest of the night.

“It’ll be fine,” Abrams said of his knee. “After a couple days, I’ll be straight. Just gotta stretch it out.”

Unfortunately for Abrams, his performance before the injury likely did not help his case. He still seemed to feel confident in his spot with Florida and felt good about the work and conversations he got in with linebackers coach Christian Robinson.

“He really just wanted me to get the technique right,” Abrams said. “You know, I’ll be here next year. So, he wanted me to work hard and see how I react when I’m tired. Other than that, it was a great conversation. We had a good day.”

Abrams has made multiple visits to Florida this year and is really starting to feel at home with the program.

Feeling that sense of comfort is an important factor for him.

“It’s really comfortable knowing that I’ve been committed since February and I’ll be here next year,” he said. “It’s really a good thing. While you’re here, you’ve gotta be comfortable because you’re gonna play here for the next four years.”

While he may not have had the performance he wanted at Friday Night Lights, Abrams still felt he got a lot out of what he was able to do and from the visit overall.

He said his commitment level to the Gators is still at 1,000 percent and he plans on taking his official visit in the upcoming months. That visit will likely come in September or October because the Florida coaching staff wants him to come down and get a feel for the atmosphere during the season.

Bailiegh Carlton
A lifelong sports fan, Bailiegh Carlton knew from a young age that she wanted to work in sports in some capacity. Before transferring to the University of Florida to study journalism, she played softball at Gulf Coast State College. She then interned for Gator Country for three years as she worked toward her degree. After graduation, Bailiegh decided to explore other opportunities in the world of sports, but all roads led her right back here. In her time away, she and her husband welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. When she isn't working, she can almost always be found snuggled up with sweet baby Ridley, Cody and her four fur babies.