Jonathan Odom commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up commitment number 11 on Saturday after the Gator Great cookout ended in Gainesville.

Tight end Jonathan Odom (6-5, 250, Tampa, FL. Jesuit) committed to the Gators on Saturday following his visit to Gainesville.

“After a lot of thought and prayer, I’m 100% committed to the University of Florida,” Odom said of his commitment to Florida.

Odom visited Gainesville for the spring game and liked how the Gators used their tight ends during the game.

“It was exactly what I wanted to see and they only had two scholarship tight ends really playing,” Odom said on his thoughts on the tight end play. “They still used them a lot and it was a very good sight to see and they answered all my questions about that and some of those questions answered themselves. It was great.”

Tight end coach Larry Scott has explained to Odom just how the Gators see him fitting into the program and helping the offense.

“That he sees me being that versatile guy,” he said on Scott’s message to him. “He said they went through all of the tapes of tight ends and determined that I was the most well rounded one that they watched out of my class and that they’re really hoping that they can get me.”

Odom believes he can be that guy for the Gators and he wants to be a guy that can do multiple things on offense for Florida.

“I’m hoping to be that guy that can really stay on field,” Odom said on how he thinks he fits in now that he has seen the tight ends for himself. “Be that versatile guy in both the passing game and run game and do anything they need me to do. I’m not looking to be that guy that can just go run block, I’m looking to be a guy that can contribute in both aspects of the game.”

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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.