10The Florida Gators picked up commitment number 26 on Friday as the Gators continue to add at several positions in the 2021 class.
Offensive lineman Yousef Mugharbil (6-4, 304, Murphy, NC. High) committed to the Gators and he says the interest in Florida has been there for a while now.
“From the start, I had a really good connection with the coaches and I just thought there was a lot of mutual interest,” Mugharbil said of why he committed to Florida. “When I went down there in person and saw everything for myself, I just loved everything and I thought Florida was the place for me.”
Mugharbil took a visit to Gainesville in early October just so he and his family could walk around and see everything and the lineman says that visit helped the Gators.
“Really I had a feeling before I went down on the visit,” he said on when he knew he wanted to be a Gator. “I really liked how their program was run and the coaches and people down there were all just really good but I feel like going down there was the final straw for them.”
Offensive line coach John Hevesy has explained to Mugharbil just where the Gators see him playing at on the line when he gets to Florida.
“He just says that I’m aggressive and I can get everything I want done,” Mugharbil said on the message from Hevesy. “All of the coaches mention that I’m position flexible and I can play any position on the line with my skill set and my size. Coach [Dan] Mullen says I can play both guard or tackle, he says I can be wherever they need me at.”
Mugharbil has watched Florida closely this year and he likes what he has seen from the Gators offense.
“The offense has been great all season,” he said on the offense. “Especially with that win over Georgia yesterday [Saturday], they really showed out.”
The lineman says this decision is his final one as Mugharbil plans to only visit Gainesville going forward.
“This is for sure final for me,” Mugharbil said on if this is his final decision. “I might sign early just to get it over with, I will probably sign early.”