Nick Alajajian, US Army All American

Nick Alajajian, US Army All American
Nick Alajajian

Nick Alajajian, US Army All American

The Naples High School offensive tackle prospect Nick Alajajian is committed to the University of Florida and is working hard to win a second state championship before he leaves for Gainesville. At 6’4” and 280 lbs, the Rivals 5 star recruit has dominated defensive lineman two seasons straight.

By Steve Patterson

Two Years State Champions

Hoping to repeat as State Champions, Naples is off to a good start. Alajajian mentioned last year’s state title was the highlight of his time in High School to this point. “The highlight of my high school career was winning a state championship and going 15-0.”

To be a 5 star high school recruit, a player has to dominate the opponents at his level and that is what Alajajian has done. “Through 4 games this season I am at about 50 pancake blocks.” He explained about taking down defensive lineman and opening up holes in the line for his teammates.

Looking Around

There have been rumors that Alajajian is considering other schools after committing to Florida in July as UF’s offensive line coach is being considered for the head coaching position at Syracuse. “I am committed to UF.” He told us when we spoke with him recently and what he told reporters when he was invited to play in the Army All-American Bowl two weeks ago.           

Over 40 Offers

Alajajian had his pick of schools with over 40 offers and took a serious look at six different programs before selecting Florida. “I had over 40 offers. Miami, FSU, UF, UGA, LSU, and Clemson were the main ones I looked at.” He was looking for quality coaching and a good relationship with the coaching staff when he made his declaration.  “I was looking for good coaching and a good relationship with my coaches.” He explained about why he committed to the Gators.

A somewhat frequent visitor of Gainesville, he loves the atmosphere and the coaches ability to achieve greatness on the field. “I love the Swamp and the coaches and their work ethic there.” He said.

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