On Tuesday, Dan Mullen and Christian Robinson made their rounds around the Peach State in style, traversing the Atlanta regoin by flying from high school to high school in a helicopter, the Gators staff made great impressions to multiple recruits in the area.
Romello Height is one prospect in particular.
Despite Mullen and Robinson not visiting his school, the coaching staff gave him a call to reveal to Height he’s earned an offer from the Gators.
Height spoke with Inside the Gators as to what it meant to him to receive this offer.
“I got my offer through the phone,” said Height. “Mullen is visiting next week. It was my first SEC offer and it meant a lot It was awesome. They told me how much they liked my film. It’s hard for kids in my small town to receive offers and I’m grateful. I work hard on the field, in the weight room and in the classroom.”
The 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive product was told by the staff they envision him lining up at outside linebacker at Florida. In Todd Grantham’s 3-4 agrressive style on defense, Florida had a plethora of success rushing the quarterback in the 2018 season and Height sees himself taking over that Jachai Polite role.
“For sure. I want to show them what kind of player I am. I need to build my weight up this off-season. I’ve got some chicken legs,” Height joked.
Mullen and his staff were able to turn around the Gators team quickly in their first season and Height noticed the main difference.
“It seemed like they became more physical. They worked hard in the weight room and became a play hard kind of team.”
Florida was the first SEC team to offer Height, but the Kentucky Wildcats came calling on Wednesday, earning his second SEC offer. The Dublin (Ga.) native discussed how Florida stands out amongst the two SEC schools.
“My top three right now would be Arizona State, Virginia and Florida.”
Height has never stepped on the Florida campus, but will be assembling visits for this summer.
Height is an interesting prospect, as he’s not nationally ranked early in his recruitment, but his film shows he has all the tools to have a breakout senior season in 2019.