Offensive Lineman Anthony Earle Breaks Down His Commitment to FAU
Willie Taggart and his coaching staff added another massive piece to their future offensive line Monday afternoon when Cardinal Gibbons product Anthony Earle announced via social media.
"I used to follow Oregon and USF, and I saw him build programs and leave them in better situations. I have a lot of faith in coach Taggart and want to be a part of what he is building,'' Earle exclaimed.
Owls' offensive line coach Jeff Norrid and area recruiter Clint Trickett also played a significant role in identifying and landing the two-star prospect, who had offers from Indiana, Marshall, and Appalachian State.
"There were a bunch of schools recruiting me hard, but I feel like my relationship with FAU's coaching staff was second to none, and I really enjoyed the process with them the most.''
Earle is a 6-3 310 lbs combo guard and tackle who feels he can be a versatile tool on the line.
"I feel like I'm athletic enough to play anywhere on the line. I can play tackle going up against the leaner speed rushers or kick it inside and doing it with more power,'' Earle said.
In 2019, Earle anchored the right tackle spot -opposite of 2020 Florida signee Gerald Mincey- for his 5A state championship Cardinal Gibbons team.
Anthony Earle will not be the only member of the Earle family to be joining the Owls football team in 2021.
Michael Earle, who is Anthony's twin brother, has accepted an offer as a preferred walk-on. Michael is a 6-1 290 lbs offensive guard who plays alongside his brother on the right side of the line.
FAU will now have two sets of twins in the o-line room in 2021, joining Jordan and Jadan Sandlin, who committed this past Sunday.
The Owls are now at nine public verbal commits for the 2021 cycle joining, as Earle joins defensive end Dwight Dassaw, offensive lineman Okino King, defensive back Ja'Dai Smith, Defensive End Julius Barfield, running back Reginald Davis, and offensive linemen Jadan Sandlin and Jordan Sandlin.
As of June 9th, 2019, FAU only had one public verbal commitment.
Last week, Anthony went up against Shamar Stewart, the number one rated DE in the 2022 class in the entire country, and held him without a sack.
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Michael, who is coming as a preferred walk-on, has multiple FCS scholarship offers but believes in FAU and loves the coaching staff.
He is sacrificing a chance to play for free because of his commitment to FAU.
.@Anthony_Earle_ and @M1chael_3arle3 are 100 percent committed and locked in to @FAUFootball. They have a message for Owl nation! 🦉🦉 #FAU @GibbonsFootball pic.twitter.com/3OFT6kXCV5— FAU Owl's Nest (@FAU_Owls_Nest) October 17, 2020