Florida Commit Planning to Take Official Visits

(Photo: Andrew Ivins, 247Sports) St. Petersburg (Fla.) athlete Jalynn Williams made his first visit to the University of Florida since the spring, when he made the trip to Gainesville for the Florida Gators tough 17-16 loss to the LSU Tigers.

With this being Williams first visit to UF in several months, the three-star commitment was happy to return.

“It was a good game we just have to finish as a team,” said Williams after the visits conclusion. “It was pretty loud here and I loved it. It’s something I haven’t been around and it’s something I need to be around. Getting back feels great and it feels like home here and has always felt like home here. When I go back to where I live I think about the next time I can come back up to Florida and visit again.”

The Gators recruited the 5-foot-10, 188-pounder as an athlete, with him having the ability to play both side of the ball. While observing the game, Williams keyed on one certain player on the Gators roster.

“I keyed on Brandon Powell a lot because that is the position I want to try to fill and he is going to be a senior. I feel like I can come in and try and fit that role. Florida says they like me as an athlete but there is a chance I could be used on offense. They say I can play multiple spots like running back, slot, or all over the field.”

Williams was the first commitment in the Gators 2018 class, when he chose to pull the trigger in January. Williams gave that commitment to area recruiter Doug Nussmeier , who has been the coach Williams has kept up with.

“I talk with Coach [Doug] Nussmeier every week or on a weekend,” said Williams. “He says he is just ready for me to be here.”

Going forward Williams plans to take all five of his allotted official visit, but is still unsure of what schools he will see. Heading into those trips Williams says his commitment to Florida is solid.

“I can’t think of where else to visit but I am Gator down all the way,” said Williams. “I just want to do my visits after the season.”

The 247Sports Composite, an industry generated average, currently ranks Williams as the No. 571 overall prospect in the 2018 recruiting class.