Last week, the Florida Gators offered three new 2021 offensive linemen as they look to expand their board at that position for this year’s class.
Offensive lineman Noah Pulealii (6-4, 300, Salinas, CA. Palma) picked up an offer after he talked to head coach Dan Mullen himself.
“Coach Dan Mullen offered me,” Pulealii said on the coach who offered him. “He said they had a meeting about me and they loved my film and they think I deserve to play for them.”
Pulealii admits that receiving an offer from SEC school was a big one to him and one that he’s thankful for.
“It means a lot to me,” he said on what the offer means to him. “Obviously the SEC is the most dominant conference in college football so it means a lot that a school of that caliber is giving me such a big opportunity.”
Mullen explained to Pulealii just why the Gators wanted to offer him and what they like about his game.
“He said he loves the way I move on the field and that I could potentially play guard or center maybe,” Pulealii said on where Mullen sees him playing. “He thinks I’m a great fit for the program with my physicality and the way I move on the field.”
The California offensive lineman plans to visit Gainesville but he does know a few things about the Gators program.
“I know that they’re part of the biggest conference in college,” he said on what he knows about Florida. “I know that this past year they were top 10 in the nation and that they’re a really prestigious school overall. I really like the coaching staff, they have done a good job of making me feel welcomed as a player.”
Pulealii is keeping his options open to all schools but he says a few schools are recruiting him harder than others.
“I’m really interest in the connection between the players and the coaches,” Pulealii said on his interest in Florida. “Cal, Oregon State, Arizona State, Kansas State, Washington State, Fresno State are recruiting me pretty hard but distance will not play into my decision.”