It was a three way battle down the stretch for Gerald Willis. The five-star defensive end from New Orleans (La.) Edna Karr spent a long time debating between Florida, LSU, and Texas A&M and finally chose one on Thursday in front of a national ESPN audience at the Under Armour All-American Game. Willis announced he will be playing football at Florida.
Willis has been a high priority for LSU and Florida since his sophomore season of high school when both offered him. His size and athleticism have had college coaches pursuing him for a while.
“Gerald Willis is a defensive lineman who can take over a game and he is someone offenses have to scheme against on the high school level,” Scout.com national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons wrote in October. “He could be a quick tackle on the inside and get penetration or he could be a big end that contains the edge on the next level.”
Willis is planning on being a defensive end in college and the 6-foot-4, 270 pound monster has a chance to be a special one.
Thursday evening Willis committed to a national television audience during the Under Armour All-American Game.
Stay tuned to post game when we hear more from Willis and his decision.