Class of 2022 five-star offensive lineman Julian Armella has drawn the eyes of every school in America.
Next up in line: the Clemson Tigers.
“It’s such a blessing to be in my position and I thank God every single day about it, Armella told 305Sports.
He already holds 34 offers, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Penn State, and now Clemson.
“My initial reaction to getting the offer was very overwhelming,” he said.
The 6-foot-6, 300-pound lineman comes off a picture-perfect season with St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the top high school programs in the country. The Raiders completed the perfect 15-0 season, capturing the Class 7A State Title, and beating Saint Louis (Hawaii) in the GEICO State Champions Bowl Series to become the high school national champions.
Winning is in Armella’s DNA, much like the Tigers.
“The school and the environment stand out the most to me about Clemson. It’s a winning environment, but most importantly it’s a school that offers a great education and somewhere that I can better myself as a human being and an athlete.”
As for now, the hometown star is enjoying the best of his recruitment.
In an Instagram live interview with 305Sports, he told me that he plans to commit or drop a top-five schools list towards the end of his junior year or the beginning of his senior campaign.
Armella will be rocking gray and navy blue next season at Gulliver Prep, who finished the 2019-20 season with a 10-1 record.