Louisville will get an official visit this week from Texas A&M defensive line commitment Ratu Mafielo, who could join a camp next month

College of San Mateo defensive lineman Ratu Mafielo is committed to Texas A&M but will make an official visit to Louisville this week. Mafielo will also visit Georgia and has made trips to A&M and Oregon.

College of San Mateo defensive lineman Ratu Mafileo made a commitment to Texas A&M in May.

But the 6-foot-4, 285-pound standout originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, is still weighing his options and this week will make two more official visits. Mafielo, who has visited Texas A&M and Oregon, will make a visit to Louisville on Thursday and then trip to Georgia.

"I am exploring all of my options," Mafielo said. "I talked to the A&M coaches and told them I would be taking an official visit to Louisville and then right after that I will go to Georgia.

"I want to make sure that I am making the right decision for me."

Mafielo said he has a couple of classes to finish up at San Mateo, but if he makes the grades he would then be eligible to arrive on a campus in the next couple of weeks for the start of fall camp.

He would then have three years of eligibility.

"I know all of these programs are top-notch as far as football is concerned," he said. "It's not like I am visiting any junk schools. I want the football part to be great, but I am also looking at the academic part."

Louisville assistant Chris Klenakis has been recruiting Mafielo "for a while" now and he said he knows current U of L player Kiola Mahoni, who played also at the College of San Mateo.

"I know Louisville beat Texas A&M in the bowl game last year and have a lot of guys back," Mafielo said. "And I know they had Sheldon Rankins last year and he tore it up. They have a greta defense."

Mafielo played high school ball at Moanalua High. He signed with San Mateo in the fall of 2014 for academic reasons but was a redshirt that fall before playing last season.

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