Florida football recruiting has made it its mission to recruit massive guys at offensive line and work to build up an impenetrable wall.
We’ve talked about their size up front this season and in the 2024 recruiting class, and now we see that Billy Napier is using the same strategy as he recruits the 2025 class as well.
Owen Strebig, an OT from Wisconsin was on campus this past weekend and is starting to warm up to the Gators.
Florida is looking to head into Big Ten territory and poach one of the best offensive linemen in the 2025 cycle.
Florida football recruiting: The bigger the better
As he gets ready for his junior year of high school, Owen stands at 6’7”-295. That’s already bigger than a number of linemen in the SEC now, and he still has two years to put on some more good weight before he makes his way to a college campus.
He’s huge, but he moves around about as well as you could hope for an offensive tackle. He’s flexible and quick enough to be effective as a pulling blocker and has the ability to fire up to the second level to take on linebackers.
There aren’t too many questions around Strebig’s game, and he would be a perfect fit for what Billy Napier is trying to do offensively.
On3’s Industry Ranking has Owen ranked as the 73rd-best player in the country, the 9th-best OT, and the top player coming out of Wisconsin.
Being from Wisconsin means it’s no surprise that the Badgers currently lead his recruitment with a 20.2% chance to land him per On3’s RPM. Wiscy is followed by Notre Dame at 17.7% and Iowa at 10.3%, with the Gators in fourth at 8.6%.
This weekend was Owen’s second trip to Gainesville, and as his recruitment goes on Napier will be sure to host him a few more times.
Strebig is a big-time (literally) recruit for the Gators in 2025, so expect Florida to go after him pretty hard.