Joseph breaks down why he committed to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up a new commitment on Friday when defensive end/outside linebacker Morven Joseph (6-3, 210, Lakeland, FL. Lake Gibson) committed to the Gators.

Joseph says several things played into him making the decision to commit to Florida but a few things in particular stood out to him during his junior day visit to Gainesville.

“I just felt the energy when I went on my visit,” Joseph said on why he decided to commit to Florida. “It felt like home when I was on my visit. All of the coaches were excited and welcomed me when I told them.”

While on campus for junior day, Joseph got the chance to speak to several of the Gators coaches and they had a message for him about how he would fit into Florida’s defense.

“I talked to a couple of them,” he said on the coaches he talked to on his junior day visit. “They just said the way I play fits their defense because they run a 3-4 defense. They said I could do both standing up and hand in the dirt at the BUCK spot.”

The newest Gators commit isn’t a stranger to the BUCK position as Joseph says he plays a similar spot in high school at Lake Gibson.

“It fits me well,” Joseph said on how he thinks he fits at the BUCK position. “That’s what I’m kind of playing at high school, stand-up defensive and hand in the dirt.”

Several of Florida’s commits were on record saying that they were recruiting Joseph to Florida and he says they were all giving him one particular message.

“I wouldn’t really say they were the reason why I committed to Florida but I will say they were recruiting me to come to Florida,” he said on the commits recruiting him to join the class. “They were telling me how Florida was a good place and all but I committed because it was like home and it was a family decision.”

Now that Joseph is committed to Florida, the defensive end says he plans to start recruiting others to Gainesville including one particular 2020 prospect.

“Yes, of course, [DeMarkcus] Bowman is on our list,” Joseph said on who he’s recruiting for Florida. “I just tell him how Florida is a good place to go to and stuff like that.”

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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.