The offensive line was an area the Florida Gators coaching staff wanted to address in the NCAA transfer portal, and they achieved their important transfer goal, landing a commitment from the former Baylor offensive guard. . Micah Mazzcua. He announced his commitment to the Gators following an official visit to Florida during Saturday and Sunday. He had made trips to both Auburn and Nebraska before coming to UF and eventually committing to the coaching staff.
Mazzccua is a two-year starter at Baylor guard, who entered the portal on December 18. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 331 pounds, Mazzccua arrived on the Baylor campus in 2020 wearing a red shirt. In 2021, he played nine games for the Bears and he played in all but one game in the 2022 season. Mazzccua still has two years left in his next stoppage.
Playing primarily on the left for Baylor, Mazzccua had a 78.5 run blocking rating from PFF, which was ninth among Power Five guards. He also had 14 big blocks, which was tied for second among all guards.
As a rookie in the Class of 2020, Mazzccua was a 3-star and the No. 832 player overall and the No. 54 interior offensive lineman. Mazzccua is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and played at St. Frances Academy .
Florida has already had some success in the NCAA transfer portal, having already landed names such as the former Louisville defensive lineman Caleb Banksformer Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertzformer Memphis defensive tackle Cam Ron Jacksonformer Michigan linebacker Deuce Spurlockand former Ohio State linebacker Teradja Mitchell. All of those other transfer additions have already signed up at Gainesville for the spring semester. They now have Mazzccua in the fold, which is one of the most important coaching staffs so far this Portal season.
This addition was much needed for the Gators offensive line going forward under Sale Rob and Darnell Stapleton. Florida lost a pair of contributing offensive linemen from last season to Ethan White and Michal Tarquin in the NCAA transfer portal. They also saw starters last year in Richard Gouraige and O’Cyrus Torrence declare for the 2023 NFL Draft. Mazzccua is a name that can see the field and have an immediate impact on the Gators this coming season. Florida will fire names that saw significant snaps last season in austin barber, richie leonard, Kingsley Eguakun from last year’s team. Returning Offensive Lineman Camryn Waites is another name that also got a starting nod in the Gators bowl game last month. Mazzccua greatly strengthens this unit.