As the 2023 recruiting cycle comes to an end, Florida is beginning to shift its attention to players in the class of 2024 and 2025. Most recently, the Gators offered 2025 five-star offensive tackle Mason Short, according to 247Sports.
Short was in attendance for Florida’s win over South Carolina on Saturday, and he left town with an offer in hand. UF joins Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, Penn State and Tennessee in the race for Short. Each program has extended him an early offer in hope of getting on his good side.
Florida’s recruiting team appears to be treating Short as a priority target, and the Evans High (Evans, Georgia) recruit enjoyed the “amazing atmosphere” he got to experience over the weekend.
“I got to see everything facility wise which was incredible,” Short said. “The staff was very attentive to me and my family throughout my visit which I greatly appreciated.”
At 6-foot-7-inches tall and 280 pounds, Short possesses the size to play in the SEC, and he’s only a sophomore. He’ll be able to refine his game and grow into his body over the next two years while teams try to convince him that their program his the right fit for him.
The 247Sports composite ranks Short No. 28 overall in the class of 2025 and No. 3 among offensive tackles. The site’s individual rankings have him a bit lower overall at No. 38, but he’s up to No. 2 among tackles to make up for it.
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