Florida football recruiting is looking to bolster up their depth on the offensive line both in the 2024 and 2025 cycles, and they just offered a big-time OL in the ’25 class.
The Gators extended an offer to Justin Hasenhuetl, out of Rabun Gap, Georgia.
247 Sports Composite Rankings have Justin ranked as the 80th-best player in the country, the second-best IOL in his class, and the 14th-best player coming out of Georgia.
Thus far Hasenhuetl also holds offers from FSU, Louisville, Wisconsin, and others, but that list will grow as time passes.
Justin is being recruited as an offensive lineman but gets a lot of reps at tight end for Rabun Gap-Nacoochee High School.
He’s powerful with the ball and is able to shake tacklers who are half his size.
Standing at 6’5”-300 though, tight end won’t be where he succeeds at in college, so he’ll slide into the offensive line at the next level.
Being at TE still gives him lots of run blocking, and he’s very impressive when he’s one on one with a defender. He has undeniable power, as well as the athleticism to stay in front of a pass rusher or tackler for a long time.
This elite run blocking is something that Billy Napier loves to see. The Gators were run-heavy last season and continue to trend in that direction, so Justin will be a great fit with UF’s offense.
With so much time still to go in his recruitment, we don’t know if anybody leads for Justin or where his head is at.
But it would feel good if Napier and his staff could go into Georgia and take a top-rated offensive lineman, and start to increase UF’s presence in other SEC states.
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