Florida football recruiting has already assembled an elite group of defenders in the 2024 recruiting class and is making great headway for a few other great defensive players in the cycle.
After making his top-15 a while ago, the Gators have made the final cut for Aaron Chiles from Maryland.
Florida is in the final three for the elite LB along with Michigan and his home state Maryland Terrapins.
Billy Napier and Austin Armstrong are getting ready to make their final push.
247 Sports Composite Rankings have Chiles as the 75th-best player in the country, the 6th-best linebacker in the ’24 cycle, and the top player coming out of Maryland.
There really isn’t a whole lot to complain about when scouting Chiles. He has great size at 6’3”-220, has elite athleticism, shows great bursts off the edge, and is a sure and violent tackler.
Aaron has great closing speed when pursuing both a QB in the pocket and a ball carrier trying to get to the perimeter. He shows great instincts on the field and is able to take charge and command a defense, kind of like what we saw from Ventrell Miller.
One thing he could work on is his coverage and simple techniques in order to be elite at the next level, but his NFL upside is very apparent.
The Gators are in a good spot in his recruitment as of right now, with an official visit scheduled for Chiles to be in Gainesville on June 16th.
Michigan has an OV set for the following weekend, and Maryland is yet to line up the dates for their in-state prospect.
Chiles would be outstanding to pair with Myles Graham in the Gators’ recruiting class, and would only bump up UF’s already impressive player rating average.
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