Harrell gets Gator offer

The Florida Gators are still in search of numbers along the offensive line. The Gators currently have only 14 offensive linemen on roster with two seniors leaving them dangerously low again with only 12 after the 204 season. One of the top prospects along the offensive line the Gators are after is Marquel Harrell.

Fairburn (Ga.) Creekside offensive lineman Marquel Harrell recently committed to Ole Miss, but that isn't keeping other programs from coming hard after him. This week, Florida offered the 6-foot-3, 280 pounder. The Gators went in strong with his recruiting area coach Joker Philips, offensive line coach Mike Summers, and Florida head coach Will Muschamp.

"I talked to Coach Summers, Coach Muschamp, and Coach Phillips,"Harrell said. "When I talked to Coach Muschamp he said I can move for a guy my size. He likes my footwork and says I can run down the field and make people pay for it. He said I was a human bulldozer."

The Gators have pinpointed Harrell to any position yet because of his athleticism.

"He said that I could play tackle or guard, it would just depend on what they are running," Harrell said of Muschamp's talk. "I prefer left tackle, but I will play any position if my team wins football games."

He recently committed to Ole Miss, and the Rebels are telling him a lot of the same things.

"Ole Miss is also telling me I can play left tackle or left guard," Harrell said. "It would just depend on the formations they run."

He liked everything about the school and went ahead and pulled the trigger.

"I committed to Ole Miss because they have a great football program and I can get a great education," he said. "They are family oriented and that made me feel comfortable away from home."

Both schools like the way Harrell finishes off plays.

"I am physical and relentless," he said/. "I play every play like it's my last. You don't know when your last play is going to be, so play them all like it is your last."

No date set for a visit to Florida, but Harrell does plan on getting by Gainesville sometime in the spring or summer. He mentioned what it would take to break him of his Ole Miss commitment.

"I will look at the depth chart, how I will fit in with the offense," he said. "I want to see how the coaches interact with each other. I also want to see how many redshirt freshmen or true freshmen will be starting."


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