JR OL Prospect Chilo Rachal

Compton (Calif.) Dominguez produces a couple of high D-1 players every year and next season will be no exception. The top recruit for the Dons will be mammoth offensive lineman Chilo Rachal, and he has some early favorite schools...

Chilo Rachal, 6-6, 310, Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, started on both sides of the ball last season but projects as an offensive guard where he has started the past two years. He earned 1st team All-League, All-CIF and All-State Underclass honors and is one of the most dominating offensive lineman on the West Coast.

Rachal moves well for a big man, has good strength and plays with a nice mean streak on the field. The one thing that Rachal needs work on is his consistency. We saw him play against Inglewood last year and he more than held his own against All-American Lawrence Jackson,  holding him to one tackle that came late in the fourth quarter. We also saw him play against Esperanza, where he looked okay, tiring in the second half and getting beat often late in the game.

When he wants to be, Rachal is a dominant player and has as much upside as any offensive lineman in the state. He works hard and is solid academically with a 3.0 GPA and should have no problem with the test score.

"My top five right now are UCLA, Oregon, Marshall, LSU and Michigan," Rachal said. "I'm hearing from all of the West Coast plus Oklahoma and Wisconsin. UCLA is my childhood favorite and I'm looking for a school with a strong program and a place where I'll fit in well."

Rachal will attend the Nike Camp in Los Angeles as well as the USC one day camp.

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