So far this cycle, Texas has loaded up with some of the best skill players in the country. Today, they added the state's top lineman to the fold. Frisco Wakeland's 4-star OL Rafiti Ghirmai verbally pledged to Texas today. The 6-foot-5, 290-pounder is the versatile type interior lineman who can play both guard and tackle. He chose UT over LSU, Alabama, UCLA, and Florida.
In years past, we've seen classes start off with peculiar imbalances. Maybe commitments are mostly on offense or defense, or position heavy. That's not entirely unusual, and sometimes there are good reasons for it: more offers at a position; more leverage to gain commitments; a richer tradition on that side of the ball or a position, etc. But when you start off heavy at one position or side of the ball, there could be some not-so good reasons, often centered around an imbalance with recruiters.