Getting to Know: Offensive Line Signee Yousef Mugharbil

May 10, 2021 | 0 comments


Yousef Mugharbil‍ is fairly new to playing football, only starting his career in high school, the 6-5, 330-pound offensive linemen shot up the ranks to become a composite four-star prospect and a top-300 player in the country.

Mugharbil’s recruitment was completely engulfed by the extended NCAA mandated recruiting dead period, which began in March 2020. Mugharbil received his offer from Florida in April 2020 and committed in November, having only visited the campus one time. However, he told Inside the Gators that the strong relationships he built with the staff over the phone led him to sign with the Gators.

He divulges more about his recruiting process and some fun facts, too, in this edition of Getting to Know.

FOOTBALL/RECRUITING

Take us through the process that led to your commitment. What was that experience like for you.
”It was something for real. [Florida] Coaches hit me up like last April and we started talking and they told me they wanted to offer me. That got me really excited and I figured out that’s where I really wanted to go.”


Which school came in second for you? Why?
”To be honest, I made a top seven, but when I made it, I really already had Florida in mind. When Florida offered me, I kind of knew.”

What would you say are some of your greatest strengths as a football player?
”I think I have good feet and I get after it every play. I try not to take any plays off. Being physical and always finishing my blocks, too.”

Who is the prospect that you have talked to the most from the Class of 2021?
”I’ve talked with Nick [Elksnis]. He reached out to me when I was on my visit there.”

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PERSONAL

What would be your first purchase if you got drafted in the first round of the NFL Draft?
”A really nice house or a Bentley.”

What is one item that you cannot live without it? Why?
”My phone. Not to sound basic, but I can’t think of anything else.”

Who has been the biggest role model for you in your life? Why?
”My parents and my older brothers. They’re the ones who started playing football first, and I looked up to them. I said, “I’ve wanted to do that someday,” and it worked out for me.”

What are your favorite types of music? Do you have a favorite artist or song?
“Rap and rock’n’roll. I like Kodak Black and Lil’ Wayne. I like Metallica a lot, too.”

What is your favorite movie?
“I’d have to go with Goodfellas.”

If you could meet one person in the world, who would that be?
“Johnny Depp. He’s my favorite actor.”

If you a chance to go on a dream date, who would it be with?
“Probably Megan Fox.

Where do you see yourself five years from now?
”Hopefully on the way to the league or already in the league. That’s what I hope for.

What are three things on your bucket list?
“Skydiving.”
”Go to a lot of foreign countries.”
“Grow old and not have to worry about anything.”

What is one thing about you that the Gator Nation would be surprised to find out about you?
“My first year of football was three years ago.”

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