Rafiti Ghirmai talks Texas and More

The offensive line position is one of the most critical each and every recruiting cycle and the class of 2018 will be no different. Four-Star offensive Tackle Rafiti Ghirmai is wanted by many including the University of Texas.

Frisco (Texas) Wakeland is home to 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle Rafiti Ghirmai.  Alabama Crimson Tide, Florida Gators, LSU Tigers, TCU Horned Frogs and Texas Longhorns are just a few of the teams that have offered at this time.

“I need to work on my feet,” Ghirmai said. “Our OL coach is always reiterating about lineman's feet, and that's my priority this offseason and to help my team.You only get to be in the recruiting process once in a lifetime, so I love it. My brother prepares me and how to handle things so I should know what should happen.  The Texas coaches always check on me, and I talk with them about once a week. Looking forward to my official with them.”


Numerous schools are showing Ghirmai an incredible amount of attention at this time. 


“LSU, Texas, TCU, Baylor Bears, Ohio State Buckeyes, Alabama, Mississippi Rebels, and Oklahoma State Cowboys,” Ghirmai said.  “I haven't made any plans yet but in might come down for a couple of spring practices.” 


Ghirmai scouts himself.


“Great frame, good placement of hands but needs to work on feet and staying low,” Ghirmai said.


Scout.com Take


Rafiti Ghirmai is a top-tier offensive line prospect in the state of Texas' 2018 recruiting class. He possesses an adequate frame for the tackle spot at the Power Five conference level. He's fairly athletic relative to his position and has a big reach that should give him a high ceiling as a pass-blocker. Ghirmai could potentially prove position-versatile at the next level as well. He can play a bit high at times and his hand placement lacks consistency, but all the physical tools are there for Ghirmai, who thrives in the run game and owns the requisite traits to become a well-rounded high-major O-lineman. - Gabe Brooks

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