Mater Dei standout waiting for the right one

Mater Dei standout, Rafael Rice knows what he wants to do. Around this time of year, you are getting that more and more. Lists are narrowed, choices are being made or at the very least, officials are being taken to get to that point. Rafael doesn't even need an official, but he does need something else. If he gets that, he's as good as done.

Rafael Rice-Santa Ana, CA (Mater Dei)-(RB-6'0-200-4.48/40-32 ½"/Vert-495/squat) Considered one of the best running back prospects in the state of California, along with being a top 50 recruit at the RB position by The InSiders, Rafael should be in a very popular position. But, it doesn't seem that way "I get a lot of calls from a lot of different schools, but no one is really offering me anything." (Insiders has him with 2 offers, but according to Rafael last night he has zero offers to date).

So what could keep a star like Rice in an unlucky position like that? "Right now, I don't know what's going on. I get a lot of calls each week, a ton of mail, but no one has offered. I don't think it's anything I've done or haven't done, just may be something where they're waiting to see how many scholarships they can give out, I don't know."

As stated, Rafael is getting a lot of calls from a lot of different schools and Rafael's favorite list is a who's who of college powerhouses. These are Rafael's top schools who call him often: Nebraska, Colorado, Notre Dame, and Ohio St." And is there a leader? "Oh yeah, Nebraska. I camped there this summer. I loved it. If they offered me right now I'd commit." He thinks so highly of Nebraska he wouldn't even take an official to another school if the Big Red had him sign on the dotted line come Feb.

His currents stats to date are: 800+ yards rushing with 13 TD's and 110 yards receiving on 6 receptions.

And Rafael seems like a coaches dream when it comes to reshirting "Whatever the team wants, I'll do. I don't care if I redshirt. I'd even switch positions if it benefitted the team. I'll do whatever it takes for the coaches and the team I play for."

Rafael believes he is fully qualified with an ACT score of 22.

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