One of the top engineering schools in the country and the opportunity to play for a major Southeastern Conference program was enough for three-star offensive lineman Nolan Kelleher (Mount Pleasant, SC), who made up his mind and verbally committed to the Florida Gators on Saturday.
Kelleher (6-foot-6, 303 pounds) chose Florida over Clemson but also had offers from Florida State, Georgia and Tennessee, among others. He also had heavy interest in Stanford but did not receive an official offer from the school.
He is currently rated as a four-star prospect by ESPN and is expected to pick up his fourth star from Rivals when its new rankings are released in nine days.
Currently an offensive tackle for Wando High School, Kelleher will be entering his fourth year as a starter at the position but is expected to move to guard on the collegiate level. He will likely be trained at all five positions while in Gainesville, FL.
Kelleher is the 13th member of the Gators’ 2014 recruiting class and the fourth offensive lineman currently committed to the program joining fellow three-stars Travaris Dorsey (Jacksonville, FL), Benjamin Knox (Deland, FL) and Joseph Paul (New Orleans, LA). Paul and Florida are ultimately expected to split ways, however.
Check out UF’s updated 2014 recruiting class by clicking here.