Lee explains why he committed to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators had another day that was full of prospects on campus for the coaching staff and at the end of the day, the coaching staff received a commitment.

2020 athlete Keyvone Lee (6-2, 205, Clearwater, FL. Superior Collegiate Academy) committed to Florida while on campus visiting the Gators.

“When I got there today [Thursday], I decided to commit,” Lee said of why he committed to Florida. “The atmosphere, the people and I was talking to coach about it so I decided to make the move. It was the right time.”

Heading into the visit, Lee knew he liked Florida because of the distance from home and the Gators were a team he liked growing up.

“For me I don’t really want to leave Florida, I want to stay close to home,” Lee said on why he likes Florida. “Florida is my team and I like them. So it just happened.”

Lee first told head coach Dan Mullen that he wanted to commit and he was greeted by other coaches when the news spread he was committing.

“He was excited,” he said of Dan Mullen’s reaction. “I told him and then I told Coach [Christian] Robinson and a few more coaches. They were excited.”

The athlete plays multiple positions in high school and the Gators have two coaches who want him on opposite sides of the ball.

“They like me at running back at linebacker,” Lee said of where the Gators like him at. “Coach Robinson talked about wanting me at linebacker with me and Coach [Greg] Knox wants me at running back. So they like me at both.”

Linebackers coach Christian Robinson has been the main one talking to Lee and on Thursday he explained why he wants him on defense in the Swamp.

“He was telling me why he was recruiting me at linebacker and why liked me,” he said of Robinson’s message to him. “He was telling me what all they do at linebacker at stuff like that.”

INSIDERS TAKE: Lee says he believes that this will be his final decision and the Gators are getting a good one in Lee who can play multiple positions. Lee is ranked as one of the top players in the 2020 class.

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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.