GAINESVILLE -- So, here's a little scouting report on the Florida Gators 13th commitment, lineman Chase Hounshell of Mentor Lake Catholic in Northeast Ohio...
According to Hounshell's high school coach, he is exactly what the Gators are looking for when it comes to athletic lineman. Hounshell is 6-5, 265-pounds and very athletic. He also runs well and is easily coached, according to his high school coach.
Hounshell has started at Lake Catholic for three years and chose UF over Notre Dame, Boston College, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan State. Those five schools were his finalists until Florida swooped in and offered a scholarship. Hounshell committed immediately.
Hounshell's older brother plays for Central Florida and Hounshell's twin sister is a star basketball player for Lake Catholic. Hounshell was initially recruited by UF linebackers coach D.J. Durkin, who knows the region after coaching at Bowling Green.
If Hounshell remains committed to Florida, he'll be the first player from Ohio to sign with Florida during the Urban Meyer Era.