2023 Recruiting Profile: Can Florida land 4-star safety Joenel Aguero?

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One of Florida’s top out-of-state targets is four-star safety Joenel Aguero out of St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts. He’s set to make his college decision on July 23 and will choose among the Gators, Georgia Bulldogs, Miami Hurricanes and Ohio State Buckeyes.

Georgia is considered the heavy favorite with a 93.6% chance on the recruiting prediction machine, but Florida has done its best to compete with the Bulldogs for the former IMG Academy defensive back. Aguero has shown interest in reuniting with former teammate Kamari Wilson in the Gators’ secondary and has developed decent relationships with safeties coach Patrick Toney and cornerbacks coach Corey Raymond.

Billy Napier and Co. hosted him on an official visit in June, but it was sandwiched between trips to Georgia and Ohio State, and Miami ended up getting the final visit. Mario Cristobal has been on a tear lately, so this would be a nice win over both UM and UGA for Napier if he can pull it off.

Here’s all you need to know about the blue-chip defensive back.

Vitals

Hometown

Lynn, Mass.

High School

St. John’s Prep

Projected Position

Safety

Height

6’0

Weight

195 lbs

Class

2023

 

Ratings

Stars

Overall

Position

State

247Sports

4

34

2

2

Rivals

4

91

4

2

ESPN

4

21

2

1

On3 Recruiting

4

41

5

1

On3 Consensus

4

40

5

2

247 Composite

4

20

2

1

 

Top Schools

Recruitment

  • March 8, 2021: Gators offer Aguero.

  • June 5, 2021: Aguero makes his first unofficial visit to the Swamp.

  • March 19, 2022: Florida hosts Aguero for an unofficial visit.

  • June 10, 2022: Aguero officially visits Georgia.

  • June 14, 2022: Aguero officially visits Florida.

  • June 17, 2022: Aguero officially visits Ohio State.

  • June 24, 2022: Aguero takes an official visit to Miami.

Key Quotes

“It’s definitely a new vibe. I like it way better than the old staff. They have Corey Raymond on this staff; they got a whole bunch of people now, so I like this staff a lot.

“I got to connect with Corey Raymond, all of them, coach PT and coach Napier obviously. We are all just building a relationship now because they’re obviously new here. I’m just trying to get to know them more. It was just good.” –Gators Online

“I love Coach PT (Patrick Toney),” Aguero said when asked about Florida landing in his top four. “I know they got something good going on over there with the new coaching staff. My guy Kamari Wilson is over there so I already got some ties over there.” –Swamp247

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Social Media

Twitter: @Joenel_33

Instagram: @joenelaguero

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