Coached by Gator great offensive tackle Mo Collins at Charlotte (NC) Mallard Creek HS, D.J. Humphries is the number four rated high school offensive tackle in the country according to Scout.com and FOX Sports recruiting rankings.
Blessed with size and athleticism, Humphries is a needed boost to a recruiting class of 17 prospects at a position of dire need. The numbers are low at offensive line on the Florida campus and Humphries is a prize the Gators were counting on and needed badly.
Humphries had a ceremony at his school in front of a crowd and had his little sister hand him the hat of choice.
“I am going to be a Gator,” he said. “Florida is the only place that really felt like home and I felt comfortable with.
Scout.com / FOX Sports national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons is a fan of the
Big lineman and mentioned this about Humphries before the start of the spring evaluation period.
"Humphries is a very athletic offensive lineman,” Simmons said in an early February write up. “He does a nice job in pass protection. He really slides his feet well, he has nice balance, and he has good length.”