Four-Star OT Rafiti Ghirai Breaks down his game and recruiting

Four-Star offensive tackle Rafiti Ghirmai checks in from Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School as the No 2 ranked tackle prospect in the state of Texas for 2018.

Four-Star offensive tackle Rafiti Ghirmai checks in from Frisco (Texas) Wakeland High School as the No 2 ranked tackle prospect in the state of Texas for 2018.

Question:  Talk about what the recruiting process has been like for you and your family?

 

Answer:  Recruiting has been great so far. Colleges texting and checking up on me 

 

Question:  Explain the relationships you have with the Texas coaching staff and what’s that like, how often do you speak with them?

 

Answer:  I have a pretty good relationship with I'd say. We talk every day

 

Question:  Which teams are showing you the most love and what’s the overall message teams use to convince you to play for them.

 

Answer:  UCLA Bruins, Florida Gators, Alabama Crimson Tide, and Texas Longhorns. That I could start early and make an impact 

 

Question:  Break down your game, why are you one of the top players in America at your position?

 

Answer:  I just think it's my mentality. I think what I'm about to do then that's what I do.

 

Question:  Which schools will you try and visit over the next two months.

 

Answer:  Florida and Michigan Wolverines and hopefully Oregon Ducks

 

Notable Offers

 

Alabama Crimson Tide

Florida Gators

Georgia Bulldogs

LSU Tigers

Michigan Wolverines

Ohio State Buckeyes

TCU Horned Frogs

Texas Longhorns

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2018

Four-Star

Offensive Tackle

6-foot-5, 285-pounds

Frisco (Texas)

Wakeland High School

Scout Overall Rank No 218

Position Rank NO 15

Midland OT Rank No 3

Texas OT Rank No 2

 

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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