Recruiting reaction to the Florida Gators win over LSU

The #22 Florida Gators pulled off the upset of #5 LSU on Saturday night in the Swamp in front of a rocking sold-out atmosphere.

Florida’s coaching staff had dozens of prospects in attendance on Saturday to watch the game and several others watched from home. brings you a recruiting reaction to the Gators big win on Saturday afternoon.


Linebacker commit Tyron Hopper-“ “The game was great, the atmosphere was amazing. The defense played lights out, I’m ready to be apart of it.”


Receiver target Elijah Higgins-“The Swamp is crazy.”


Linebacker commit Jesiah Pierre-“Defense is too legit! Go Gators.”


Offensive lineman Will Putnam-“Great win, great to watch. The played tough.”


Linebacker target JD Bertrand-“Impressive win by Florida. The defense looked good.”


Defensive tackle Lloyd Murray-“Great win! Time to celebrate. Go Gators.”


Offensive line commit Ethan White-“All I got to say is, Florida’s back.”


Offensive line target Kamaar Bell-“Electric.”


Cornerback commit Chester Kimbrough-“I already knew they were going to win.”


Linebacker commit Mohamoud Diabate-“Go Gators, all I got to say.”


Linebacker commit Mohamoud Diabate-“I love Jachai Polite so much, so consistent with it,” Diabate said on Twitter.


2020 offensive line target Miller Merriweather Lewis-“It was a great game. UF’s defense did their job.”


2020 defensive back target Rashad Torrence-“This is a huge win for the Gators. The stadium was crazy loud! I loved every minute of it.”

2020 offensive lineman Zane Herring-“It was a great, electric game and a great win for the Gators. It was the loudest, I’ve heard it at Ben Hill Griffin.”

2020 receiver EJ Williams-“It honestly shocked me, I didn’t go into the stadium thinking Florida was going to win but they had a slow start on offense and gradually picked it up and dominated on defense.

2020 offensive line target Tate Johnson-“The atmosphere was absolutely insane. The fans packed the house and stayed the whole game. The Swamp is the loudest stadium I’ve been in so far, when they caught that late pick six, they went insane. It was a great experience.”

2020 receiver target Michael Redding-“It was a great win for Florida especially on the defensive side of the ball.”

2020 running back Jordon Simmons-“I was happy they won, they came out there and made big plays when needed to get the win.”

Offensive line commit Riley Simonds-“Awesome feeling and great chance to see the team fight and fight and keep going.”

Athlete commit Trent Whittemore-“Great atmosphere and win. The Gators are back.”

2020 commit Keyvone Lee-“Big time win for us. Super excited.”

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, 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.