Tommy Kinsler commits to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators picked up their sixth commitment of the 2023 class on Sunday after an official visitor committed to the staff.

Offensive lineman Tommy Kinsler (6-6, 330, Ocala, FL. Trinity Catholic) committed to Florida because he believes in what the coaches can do for him.

“I really could see myself getting developed here,” Kinsler said on why he decided to commit to Florida. “Coach Sale and Coach Stapleton seem like the guys to do it and get me prepared for the next level.”

Kinsler was able to see a lot during his visit to Gainesville this weekend and that helped him in his decision.

“It was fun, I got to talk to the coaches and see how they work,” he said of his visit to Florida. “I got to see how their personalities are and spend time with the players and see how they are. I had a great time and my family did too.”

Offensive line coaches Rob Sale and Darnell Stapleton were able to sit down with Kinsler and explain to him how they can help his game.

“I got to open my mind to see if I could come here and get developed more,” Kinsler said on what he got to do with Sale and Stapleton. “I did because I committed.”

Next up for Kinsler will be another visit to Gainesville as he will be back on Monday to work with the coaching staff.

“I’m actually going to be up here tomorrow [Monday] for camp so they can see whether I’m a guard or tackle,” he said on where Florida wants him at. “I’m coming up for that to see but they’re thinking that I’m going to be a tackle.”

While on campus, Kinsler was hosted by a current offensive lineman who explained to him how the staff works.

“Richie [Leonard],” Kinsler said on his players host. “He said they’re going to push me every day to be the best in the classroom and everywhere.”

Now that Kinsler has committed, the lineman says he plans to start working on others to join him in the class.

“Definitely,” he said on if he plans to help recruit others. “Roderick Kearney and some of the others guys that are on the visit too. I think we got a good chance with them.”

Despite being committed, Kinsler says he still plans to take an official visit as he wants to see what they have to offer.

“I’m still going to take my Miami one,” he said on his other official visit. “I just want to see the academics and check it out.”

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.