Three-star wide receiver Jalynn Williams committed to Florida on Friday, becoming the Gators’ first recruit for the 2018 class.
Three-star wide receiver Jalynn Williams has decided to stay in-state for college, as he verbally committed to the Florida Gators on Friday.
“I am blessed to say that I commit to my dream school, the University of Florida,” Williams posted on Twitter.
The 5-10, 175-pound receiver out of Saint Petersburg is the first commitment for the 2018 class for Jim McElwain and the Gators staff. With Florida’s top three receivers from this past season most likely gone after the 2017 season – Antonio Callaway to the NFL Draft along with Brandon Powell and DeAndre Goolsby graduating – the Gators will need to add depth to the wide receiver corps.
“I’ve been liking Florida since I was a little kid coming to all of the games,” Williams said. “It’s just very exciting and I don’t even know what to say right now. They had called my dad and told him I was offered. They’re good at putting guys in the NFL, and they also have a good academic program as well. I just want to be a part of that.”
The Gators’ passing game has been a major issues the past few seasons, as erratic quarterback play has allowed defenses to focus on stopping the run. Redshirt freshman Feliepe Franks is expected to take over the starting position under center next season.