The Florida Gators have gone over two months since they last picked up a commitment but that all changed on Monday.
Linebacker Jeremiah Williams (6-3, 224, Birmingham, AL. Ramsay) committed to the Florida Gators over Auburn and others just a few weeks after he delayed his decision.
“The University of Florida, Go Gators,” Williams said in his video.
The linebacker has been pinned to Auburn for much of his recruitment but most believed that Williams himself wanted Florida but the distance from home was something that had to be resolved and the linebacker has gotten comfortable with the decision to move away from home.
Williams took a visit to Gainesville in February and then took a virtual visit with Florida in March where he met with the entire staff.
“The virtual visit was real nice,” Williams said of his virtual visit to Florida in May. “I toured the academic center first, then we went to the football complex and toured the facilities there. Then we talked to the strength and conditioning coach and did a position meeting.”
Linebackers coach Christian Robinson and defensive coordinator Todd Grantham have been the two main recruiters for Williams so far.
“I talk to Coach [Todd] Grantham and Coach [Christian] Robinson mainly,” Williams said of the coaches from Florida he talked to the most. “They basically see me as a freshman coming in and making plays. They want me to play all of the linebacker positions and just move me around.”
Williams is the 25th commitment of the Class of 2021 for the Gators and joins Diwun Black and Chief Borders as linebackers in the class.