Louie Addazio is a player to watch out for in the Class of 2011. The last name should sound familiar. His father, Steve Addazio, is the current offensive coordinator/offensive line coach at the University of Florida. The younger Addazio stars for Gainesville Buchholtz High School.
"I primarily play tight end and a little defensive end," Addazio said. "We run the spread with a tight end attached to the line of scrimmage. I am more of a blocking tight end.
"I have learned a lot from my dad. He has basically taught me everything; how to come off the ball and to drive guys off ball. I think I will probably end up an offensive player. I will likely be a tight end, fullback or maybe center. It really doesn't matter to me because I will play where ever."
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Although Addazio doesn't have any scholarship offers at this point there are a handful of BCS schools recruiting him.
"N.C. State, Syracuse, Cincinnati, and Georgia Tech are all sending me lots of mail at this point both to my house and at school. I hope to check some out this spring or summer. It's been hard to do because we play on Friday and I go to the Gator games on Saturday."
While his father coaches for the defending national champions there's another school that he has dreamed of playing for.
"I have been a lifelong fan of Syracuse. My father coached there from 1995-98. I would like to get up there and check them out. The program is on the rise. I love the campus and the atmosphere is awesome. The Carrier Dome is a great place to play. There is something about that school. I have just always dreamed of playing there."
What would happen if the Gators were to offer?
"Well, I want to play at a scholarship place rather than walk on. But that would be tough to decide because Florida is a national champion place. We haven't really talked about it and to be honest I think I would prefer to play in the northeast. I will just wait and see what happens and see where I stand with everyone."