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.
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.”
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* Dillon is expected to flip from UF to LSU.