5-Star Lineman is all Gator
D.J. Humphries is some much needed beef on offense
D.J. Humphries is some much needed beef on offense
FightinGators.com Insider
Posted Aug 5, 2011

He never really wavered from his favorite school and when all was said and done, five - star offensive tackle D.J. Humphries announced for the University of Florida. Tiring of the process, Humphries shut it down a couple of weeks ago in terms of doing interviews about his recruitment. The speculation was strong one way or another, but it didn’t seem to matter in the end. He wanted to be a Gator.

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.”

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