GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A rising 2018 recruit received big news Friday following his camp performance at Florida.
The Gators extended an offer to Jalynn Williams, an athlete from Northeast High School in St. Petersburg, Fla.
UF decided to pull the trigger on Williams after he left campus with his team.
“It was amazing,” Williams said of the offer. “I played slot receiver and showed out in one-on-one drills. I put in a lot of hard work in front of the coaches and it paid off.”
The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder enjoyed working with Florida wide receivers coach Kerry Dixon II.
“He was pretty tough,” Williams said. “He’s get on you when he has to, but he doesn’t yell at you. He teaches what you need to know. He’s a good coach.”
Following the camp, Williams met with Gators coach Jim McElwain and was praised for his play.
“He told me I looked good,” Williams said. “He liked my consistency and work ethic. He looks forward to seeing me again.”
Williams now holds eight scholarship offers, including Miami and North Carolina. He said Alabama and Clemson are also recruiting him.
Williams wants to make an early decision and already has a school in mind.
“Florida is where I want to go,” he said. “It’s close to home and it’s been my dream school since I was kid. I love it. Everything is right for me.”