Texas Signing Class: Rami Hammad

LonghornDigest.com breaks down each member of the Texas 2013 signing class.

Rami Hammad was another one of the later additions to the Texas class, with the one-time Oklahoma State and Baylor commitment deciding to start his college career on the 40 Acres.

Hammad experienced a ton of physical growth over the last few years, blowing up into a 6-foot-5, 320-pound monster and Scout.com's No. 10 offensive guard in the country. Hammad actually played right tackle in high school, but he's a bit stiff to play that position in college.

Guard is a good spot for him. He's a thick body with all kinds of strength to root hog defensive linemen out of holes and drive them onto their backs. When Hammad locks onto a defender, they don't typically escape him. He's just too powerful, and he even shows the strength to redirect a player's momentum as opposed to simply using that momentum to push them out of the way.

Texas landed some outstanding tackle prospects in this class and the last one, but needed to continue to upgrade the strength and pop of the interior. Hammad fits that role to a T. He's a road-grader, the type of player that teams can run behind, but he also has the fluidity to pass protect as a guard. Great late pickup to the class.

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