Gators receive another pledge from Georgia recruit


Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:20 p.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at 2:20 p.m.

Florida football coach Will Muschamp picked up the Gators' second verbal commitment from a defensive lineman in the span of a week when Tyrone, Ga., Sandy Creek defensive end/defensive tackle Quinteze Williams made his pledge Wednesday.

Williams said he woke up Wednesday morning knowing he wanted to commit to Florida and called Muschamp to inform him of his decision.

"It just felt right," Williams said. "You know when you make a decision and you feel good about the decision, you have no regrets."

Williams said he grew very close to Muschamp, who has had a long relationship with Sandy Creek head coach Chip Walker, during his recruitment and that was one of the main attractions he had to Florida.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pound Williams said he was recruited by Florida to play defensive end, which is his primary position at Sandy Creek.

"I can play at end. I can stand up and be an outside linebacker," he said. "I can get down in the trenches and really get to flip-flop."

Last week, Stone Mountain, Ga., Stephenson defensive tackle Jafar Mann verbally committed to Florida.

Williams visited Florida for one of its Junior Days in February and claimed a handful of offers, including ones from Florida State, Georgia, Tennessee and Auburn. Scout.com ranks Williams as a three-star prospect.

It's Florida's eighth verbal commitment to the 2012 class.

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