MALLARD CREEK, N.C. -- Mallard Creek offensive lineman D.J. Humphries, the nation's No. 12 recruit and No. 2 offensive lineman, committed to Florida Friday evening.
He chose the Gators over a host of other offers, including Tennessee and Auburn.
Humphries was an integral part of Mallard Creek's offense last season, creating time and space for quarterback Marquise WIlliams who accounted for more than 4,000 yards of total offense.
Mallard Creek finished 13-1 last season, losing in the playoffs to Butler. The two teams enter the season as the state's two best squads and will meet in a season-opening affair on August 19.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Humphries is surprisingly nimble on his feet and possesses tremendous athleticism.
He has the frame to add further size and should be a dominant tackle at the next level.