Shortly after arriving in Boulder on an official visit this weekend, former Florida Gator and former blue-chip recruit Yousef Mugharbil decided he has found his new home. The 6-foot-5, 311-pound offensive lineman announced his commitment to the Buffaloes on social media Saturday evening.
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A Composite four-star prospect ranked No. 282 nationally coming out of Murphy (N.C.) High in 2021, Mugharbil signed with Florida over other Power 5 offers, from Arkansas, Duke, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisville, NC State, North Carolina, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
Mugharbil was involved in an accident during his first few months in Gainesville. He was driving a scooter and collided with a semi-truck, which resulted in injuries. Mugharbil returned to practice with the Gators in December of 2021, but he did not see any game action during Florida’s recently concluded 2022 campaign.
Mugharbil has three years of eligibility remaining to compete with the Buffaloes.
Former 247Sports analyst and current Vanderbilt football general manager Barton Simmons had the following evaluation of Mugharbil as a high school recruit:
Thick but not oversized as an offensive line prospect. Length and skillset could push him more towards the offensive interior. Nasty run blocker that plays through the whistle. Seeks second level defenders with urgency. Athletic enough to keep his feet and find additional work as a downfield blocker. Very inexperienced as a pass blocker but shows an effective kick step against suspect pass rush threats. Not a sudden mover at the snap. Needs to be more active with his hands. Can get top heavy at times. You don’t see him move big bodies as a high school run blocker.
Including Junior College signees, Mugharbil becomes Colorado’s sixth offensive line transfer since Deion “Coach Prime” Sanders took over as the new head coach in Boulder, joining Isaiah Jatta (Snow College), Jack Wilty (Iowa Central Community College), Savion Washington (Kent State), Landon Bebee (Missouri State) and Tyler Brown (Jackson State). They will be coached by former Kent State offensive line coach Bill O’Boyle in Boulder. New Buffs tight ends coach Tim Brewster served as the primary recruiter for Mugharbil.