Miami (Fla.) Southwest offensive lineman Chris DeArmas may be the most underrated player in the Sunshine State. He came onto the recruiting scene a little late, but once his film hits the Rivals.com network, you’ll be able to see why we named him the No. 40 player in Florida.
“Chris committed to South Florida a few days ago,” DeArmas’ father said. “We sat down and talked about it and decided that it was the best place. We were hoping to get some bigger offers, but we are very satisfied with the decision. We did not want to miss out on attending a fine institution like the University of South Florida. Even if schools like Miami had offered, we still may have ended up at South Florida.”
DeArmas is a 6-foot-4, 275-pound pulling guard with solid speed. He runs the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds. He talked about his decision and admitted that he is still looking around.
“I would say right now that I am a soft commitment,” DeArmas said. “I want to take official visits to Miami, Florida and LSU this fall. I really love South Florida and everything they are about, but I think it would benefit me to look around a little bit.”
He has a 315-pound bench press and 425-pound squat. DeArmas claims that he has never allowed a sack in his high school career.
“I went up there to visit and I loved it there,” DeArmas said. “They just spent about 25 million dollars on some new facilities and they are very impressive. I think the opportunity to play early is there at South Florida as well.”
He also had an offer from Florida International and was drawing heavy interest from LSU, Florida and Miami.