Five-star Willis to UF

Scout.com
Posted Jan 2, 2014


Not long after current teammate Devante "Speedy" Noil chose to leave the state for LSU, Gerald Willis chose to do the same in announcing his pledge to the Florida Gators.

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.


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