Five-Star Plus+ DL Armondo Blount names Top 5

Hayes Fawcett09/12/23
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Armondo Blount

Five-Star Plus+ defensive lineman Armondo Blount of Miami (FL) Central High narrowed his list to five schools Tuesday evening.

The 6-foot-4, 253 pounder is down to the following: Oklahoma, Miami, Florida State, USC, and Ohio State.

Breaking down the finalists

Blount broke down what stands out about each of his top schools:

Oklahoma Sooners:  The culture there stands out.

Miami Hurricanes – The environment and what Cristobal is bringing together. They produce defensive linemen. 

Florida State Seminoles – The school is similar to what I’m in now. Produces defensive linemen as well.

USC Trojans- It’s a good environment and they produce defensive linemen.

Ohio State Buckeyes- They are known for making defensive lineman better.

Armondo Blount Recruiting Profile

Blount ranks as the No. 4 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 2 defensive lineman and the No. 1 player in the state of Florida.

Scouting Summary

On3’s Scouting and Rankings team writes this about him as a prospect:

“Armondo Blount- Versatile, athletic defensive lineman who is capable of creating disruption from any spot on the defensive front. Looks like one of the more physically-gifted defenders early on in the 2025 cycle. Measured in at close to 6-foot-3.5, 250 pounds with a wing-span around 6-foot-9 and a 10-inch hand at Under Armour’s Miami camp prior to his junior season. Tests as an outstanding athlete, running an electronically-timed 4.78-second 40-yard dash, along with an impressive 30-inch vertical and 9’7″ broad jump. Has the size of a future defensive tackle but the athleticism and pass rush skills of a top EDGE prospect. Flashes a plus first-step and quick hands both on Friday nights and in camp settings. Turned in a dominant sophomore campaign at Miami Dillard, showing advanced pass rush skills as a stand up rusher. Lives in the backfield, using his athleticism, strong hands and instincts to make plays behind the line of scrimmage. Also doubles as a top track and field athlete, with a personal best of 55-6 feet in the shot put. Remains to be seen where he’ll end up from a size perspective, adding to some ambiguity around his position long-term.”

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $183K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.