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– Fast 7on7: Saturday will be a big day for Texas, as they host the Fast 7on7 team based in Houston. Most of the time when you host a 7on7 team there are a few guys you’re really looking at but that’s not the case with this squad. Texas QB commit Casey Thompson, WR Brennan Eagles, WR Jaylen Waddle, WR Joshua Moore, ’19 WR Theo Wease, ’19 ATH Jordan Whittington, and that’s just on offense.
On defense they have Texas DB commit Caden Sterns, DB D’Shawn Jamison, CB Jalen Green, TAMU commits S Leon O’Neal Jr and Jordan Moore, along with some other guys. Not all of those guys will be at Texas this weekend and I will continue to work on confirming who and won’t be there this weekend.
– Rafiti Ghirmai: Texas’ big recruiting week will start tomorrow as they host Wakeland (TX) OT Rafiti Ghirmai as Texas holds another mini-camp on campus. This is a huge visit, as OL coach Derek Warehime has been picky on 2018 OL offers and has only offered 5 in-state OL. One of those is committed in Seminole (TX) OT Reese Moore, and landing Ghirmai could close down their 2018 OT recruiting.
Ghirmai’s recruitment has taken a turn, as LSU landed an OT commitment from Cameron Wire last week, someone who Texas was in a good spot with until LSU offered. And I was told the LSU staff seems to want to use their other OT spot in 2018 on a JUCO recruit that is more ready to play early over Ghirmai. Why that is big is because it looked like LSU had taken the lead for Ghirmai after his visit to Baton Rouge for the Spring Game.
A summer commitment is likely for Ghirmai, and with Texas pushing this visit is going to be very big for them. The only other visit Ghirmai has set right now is to Alabama and he will head out there on Friday.