Florida Football is trying to land the final official visit from elite TE

As the important official visit calendar approaches, Florida is making a strong final push to secure a crucial campus trip for elite 2025 tight end recruit Andrew Olesh.
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Now that we are in May, the recruiting stakes are about to be raised significantly for the Florida Gators football program. With a loaded crop of elite prospects already slated to take official visits to Gainesville, Billy Napier and his staff are making a final push to get one more big fish on campus - four-star tight end Andrew Olesh.

The 6'5", 212-pound pass-catching weapon out of Center Valley, Pennsylvania has emerged as one of the Gators' top remaining targets in the 2025 recruiting cycle. However, securing that final official visit date won't be easy with several blue-blood programs also vying for a chance to host Olesh.

Back in mid-April, Olesh trimmed his list of preferred collegiate destinations down to a top eight - Florida, Alabama, Florida State, Michigan, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Penn State, and Ole Miss. While the Nittany Lions are considered the heavy favorites according to recruiting projections, Napier's staff clearly isn't going down without a fight.

What makes Olesh such a coveted prospect? For starters, he checks virtually every box as a modern offensive weapon, possessing an elite frame, athleticism, and receiving skills. He is currently ranked as the No. 174 overall prospect and No. 8 tight end in the 2025 class by the 247Sports Composite.

More importantly for the Gators, Olesh seems to have taken a particular liking to the program during his recruitment process.

"The most impressive part I'd say just from being there was their environment, the relationships I've built with the coaches, facilities, and their campus. A lot of great stuff going on down there," Olesh told GatorsOnline earlier this year.

A big part of his intrigue stems from the tight relationship he's formed with Florida's position coach Russ Callaway.

"He is a very personable guy and wants to know more about me and my family, therefore wants to be close with all of us," Olesh said of his bond with Callaway. "It almost feels like family, you know?"

If the Gators can parlay those connections into securing the prospect's final official visit over schools like Missouri and Ole Miss on the weekend of June 7th, they'll have a great shot at staying squarely in the mix.