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.