Welcome to Chomp Chat, SEC Country’s daily Florida podcast with reporter Zach Abolverdi and Gators broadcaster Jeff Cardozo.
After hosting five official visitors over the weekend, Florida kept its recruiting momentum rolling Tuesday.
The nation’s No. 13-ranked defensive tackle, Jaelin Humphries, made a surprise commitment to the Gators less than 24 hours removed from his trip to Gainesville. The 4-star recruit from Mountain View High School (Lawrenceville, Ga.) chose Florida over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and others.
In the latest edition of Chomp Chat, we discuss Humphries’ decision to end his recruitment early, the Gators advancing to the Super Regional in baseball and the hiring of former Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs.
Here are the topics on the show Tuesday:
- Humphries released his top 10 schools last month and wanted to take official visits, but his trip to Florida last weekend threw a wrench into those plans and convinced him to pull the trigger. His relationship with the coaching staff had a huge influence on the decision.
- Despite another day of lightning delays, the Florida baseball team advanced to the Super Regional with a 5-2 win over Florida Atlantic early Tuesday morning. The Gators will host Auburn at noon Friday.
- Jacobs, who stepped down at Auburn at the end of 2017, was hired by Florida on Tuesday as executive associate athletic director. He replaces Mike Hill, who left the program in March to take the AD job at Charlotte.
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