As Lawrenceville (Ga.) Mountain View four-star defensive tackle Jaelin Humphries gets ready for college, the four-star Florida commit admits that he is thinking about more than just football.
Education played as big a role in his decision as football.
“A degree from Florida holds a lot of value and recognition,” said Humphries.
However, on the field success is also something the 6-foot-3, 303-pounder is looking forward to.
After an in-home visit from Gators Defensive Coordinator Todd Grantham late last week, Humphries told Inside the Gators, “I like how well his scheme works.” While also noting that Grantham expects him to train right away in hopes of moving him around the defensive line come September.
— Jaelin Humphries (@JaelinHumphries) November 30, 2018
As for Head Coach Dan Mullen, the four-star prospect has some glowing praise after witnessing a turnaround season that saw Florida go from 4-7 to 9-3, plus an appearance in the Peach Bowl.
“I was impressed with how well he turned the program around and how quickly he did it,” Humphries expressed. “He exceeded [expectations]. I knew [the Gators] were going to do well this season, but not as great as they’re doing now. I see the program continuing to improve and getting better under Mullen.”
As for the future?
“I see a few championships in the future,” the commit predicted.
Despite him apparently being solid in his pledge to Florida, there are other programs which are trying to sway him. “I’ve heard from Alabama, Georgia, LSU and a few other schools.”
Tennessee is also showing interest recently, according to Humphries’ mother.
However, Humphries said that he is sticking with the Gators.
“I’m solid on my commitment,” he replied when asked about his status.
Humphries is not an early enrollee, and whether he signs in December or waits until February is still undecided.
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