Reynolds breaks down his Florida Gators commitment

On Monday, the Florida Gators picked up commitment number 10 for the class of 2021 when receiver Daejon Reynolds (6-2, 195, Loganville, GA. Grayson) committed to Florida.

Reynolds says his connection with the coaching staff was big and head coach Dan Mullen was excited to hear the news from the receiver on Monday.

“I had a really good connection with the coaching staff and stuff like that,” Reynolds said on why he decided to commit to Florida on Monday. “They’re top 10 in academics and football so that really stood out. Coach Mullen was really excited when I told him and said welcome to the family.”

The 2021 receiver said he knew while on campus for Junior Day that he wanted to be a Gator and decide to announce his decision on his birthday on Monday.

“It was on Saturday while I was on campus,” he said on when he knew he wanted to be a Gator. “Overall feeling was big for me and I decided to announce today [Monday] because there was no better time than to do it on my birthday.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales explained to Reynolds on Saturday how the Gators would use him if he came to Florida.

“They run a pro-style offense and sometimes the spread so that stands out,” Reynolds said on how the Gators plan to use him on offense. “They were showing me some film of how they use some of their receivers last year and going over concepts and how they will get the ball to me.”

On Saturday, Reynolds had the chance to get to know the coaching staff better and he says the relationship is growing between those guys.

“The relationship is very good,” he said of his relationship with the coaches. “I had a really good talk with all of the coaches, Coach [Billy] Gonzales, the defensive backs coach and some of the other ones.”

2021 quarterback commit Carlos Del Rio had said he was recruiting Reynolds hard and the receiver says playing together in high school will be big for their future.

“We’re at the same school now so he was like why not just ahead and finish this thing in college,” Reynolds said on the recruiting pitch from Carlos Del Rio. “It was kind of a no brainer for me because our chemistry is already going to be built.”

Despite committing to Florida on Monday, Reynolds says he plans to still take visits to other schools.

“I will still take some visits and I know I will take all five of my officials,” he said. “Florida, South Carolina, LSU, Texas A&M and possibly a PAC 12 team may get one.”

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.