Offensive line coach John Hevesy has struggled to recruit offensive linemen for Florida, however the Gators are nonetheless within the hunt for four-star sort out Julian Armella. The 6-foot-6-inch, 295-pound lineman plans on taking an official go to to Florida earlier than committing, in accordance with 247Sports.
Alabama, LSU, Florida State and Miami are Florida’s competitors and Armella plans to slim down his choices to 4 faculties quickly. He’s expressed curiosity in becoming a member of his former St. Thomas Aquinas teammates on the LSU offensive line, however Florida has its personal St. Thomas alumni to counter.
“Derek Wingo is over there,” Armella stated to 247Sports. “I received a bunch of fellows over there. I actually like what they’re doing. [Hevesy] is a very good dude. Similar factor with Dan Mullen.”
Armella praised the Gators workers in late August as nicely and appeared desirous to see how the Gators carried out throughout the season. If Hevesy can add him to the 2022 class, lacking out on guys like Jacob Hood and Leyton Nelson will sting far much less.
Tony Livingston, a transformed tight finish, is the one four-star lineman within the 2022 class thus far. Armella is ranked because the twelfth finest offensive sort out on the 247Sports Composite listing and is at No. 126 general. Rivals is extra bullish on Armella, itemizing him at No. 4 within the nation general and because the finest offensive sort out within the nation. One crystal ball projection has him going to Florida State, however that’s from 2019 and the FSU legacy has seen the Seminoles current fall.
With crowds again at full capability, Armella’s go to to the Swamp could also be essential if Hevesy and the Gators are to get again on monitor.