FB Forecast: WR T.J. Rahming

Continuing the player by player preview of the 2015 Duke Blue Devils with a look at one of the most explosive newcomers and players on the roster, freshman T.J. Rahming.

T.J. Rahming

Position:

WR

Height/Weight:

5-foot-10 / 165 pounds

High School:

Powder Springs (GA) / McEachern

Year:

Freshman

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2014 Review:

Rahming was a three star prospect at McCachern High who ultimately earned a spot in the prestigious US Army All-American game.  

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2015 Preview

Rahming comes to college on the smaller side for receivers, but what he lacks in stature is more than made up for in production, speed, and quickness.  Midway through the preseason camp it’s clear that Rahming will factor into the two-deep when the season kicks off against Tulane - both as a receiver and a special teams returner.

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TDD Projection

Rahming has gotten a number of snaps with the first team offense in the two scrimmages that have been open to the media.  That doesn’t mean he’ll be a starter, but it was interesting to see how many reps he got, indicating he’ll certainly play as a true freshman.  Speed and playmaking ability are always championed in the Duke system and Rahming has plenty of both.

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How he ended up in Durham

Rahming committed to Duke in June of 2014, picking the Blue Devils over offers from Cal, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Mississippi State, and Wake Forest. Following the commitment the Georgia prospect saw some of the schools back off, but not all as Cal kept pushing and eventually thought they’d have a visit from Rahming, but that was squashed in December. 

“I am ready to get there, go to work, and play right away," said Rahming. "I like Coach [David] Cutcliffe and his staff -- they are loyal to me and I like how I fit there." 

"Duke feels like is the right place for me all around. The coaches are guys I can be around, the offense is right for my game, and Duke is the school for me."   

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High School Highlights

Three-year letterman at McEachern High School for coach Kyle Hockman ...played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl after senior year, scoring two TDs on a 63-yard reception and a 41-yard run ... named one of the top 10 performers of the week for performance during All-American Bowl trip ... received the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Lightning in a Bottle Award and was named the game’s fourth-best offensive player ... after final campaign, named to American Family Insurance All-Georgia Team ... an Atlanta Journal-Constitution AAAAAA first team all-state selection as a wide receiver in 2014 ... as a senior, caught 70 passes for 1,548 yards and 22 TDs ... finished just 107 yards shy of Georgia single-season receiving yards record of 1,655 ... added one punt return for a TD ... helped the Indians to a 10-4 overall record and a trip to the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AAAAAA semifinals for the second straight year ... [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]


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