Gators gain commitment from Chris Williamson

By Adam Silverstein
February 2, 2015

The Florida Gators are in desperate need of versatile playmakers, which makes the Monday evening commitment of three-star athlete Chris Williamson (Gainesville, GA) an important one for the program.

Williamson (6-foot-1, 190 pounds) chose Florida over Michigan, picking the Gators just days after giving the program his final official visit. He also had offers from California, Georgia, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, among others.

Where Florida winds up using Williamson remains to be seen, though most recruiting services project him as a cornerback at the next level. He can also play wide receiver and is seen as an explosive player with the ball in his hands.

As a wideout for Gainesville (GA) High School, he hauled in 52 passes for 1,061 yards and 14 touchdowns, averaging 20.4 yards per reception. Williamson also nabbed two interceptions as a defensive back, and he plans to play defense on the next level.

“[Florida] showed me everything that I needed to see in a school, the opportunity to come in and play with the corners they already have there,” Williamson said during his commitment ceremony on Fox Sports. “Everybody else tried to play numbers against Florida. That’s really not something I was worried about. I knew that I could come into Florida and compete with these guys. I know I’m going to have to bring it each and every day and that’s going to make me better as a player.”

With Williamson now in the fold, Florida has added eight 2015 prospects in nine days, including three on Monday. The Gators now have 16 commitments in the Class of 2015.

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* Dillon is expected to flip from UF to LSU.

15 Comments

  1. Ken (CA) says:

    what? wow! what a late commit and keep the momentum going, keep my hopes alive for the big stars as this coaching staff seems to get it and work it.

    they are really on a roll, and hope the momentum works in our favor in a day or so. At CSU just bringing in 3 stars was a dream, now he is digging in and he knows he can get the best of the best. If Byron commits to us there will be a landslide of several, what could have been a 3-4 year rebuilding from what WM did could be 1-2 years at most

  2. Michael Jones says:

    Not afraid of a little NFL level competition? Love that in a kid!!! Welcome, Mr. Williamson. Welcome, home.

    Go Gators!!!

    • Michael Jones says:

      P.S. Plus he’s right. . . IRON SHARPENS IRON, BABY!!! Want to be the best, you’ve got to be able to compete against the best.

      Go Gators!!!

  3. Drew says:

    So what admin thought it was a good idea to start making people answer personal questions to read free articles? This place is going south just like gatorsports.com

  4. Drew says:

    Not rerally an exaggeration, just not sure how asking me the type of lotion I use to is something I need to disclose before reading an article. But if it’s only through signing day its no big deal.

  5. Walt2 says:

    Now a few more O lineman and this will be great giving they didn’t have a lot of time.

  6. Case says:

    This kid is really good. Another diamond in the rough.. I’m impressed with his died and ability to go up and get the ball under any circumstance. That and he has the right attitude! Welcome to Florida man.

  7. noleslayer says:

    Huge pickup..maybe it will quiet the naysayers for a while

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