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Irving OL Rami Hammad commits to Texas
January 24, 2013By Tim Polzer of VYPE MAGAZINE - DFW
Irving senior offensive lineman Rami Hammad commited to Texas Wednesday, according to reports. He had previously committed to Baylor and Oklahoma State.
Hammad, 6-5, 320, performed well in practices prior to the Semper Fi All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in Carson, Calif., creating a rush of offers including Oklahoma, TCU and Texas. The presence of Texas offensie line coach Stacy Searels and a weekend visit to Austin helped Hammad make his decision.
The Dallas Morning News reports a picture of former Irving lineman Chris Hall in the Irving field house also made an impact on Hammad and his "dream" school. Hall, a 2004 Irving graduate, started 37 games at Texas and was a Rimington Trophy finalist as a senior.
Hammad's high school coach, Aaron De La Torre, is also the father of Texas fullback Aaron De La Torre.
Hammad called Texas his “dream.” The Longhorns' 15th commitment finished the season with 27 pancake blocks, 96 knockdowns and two sacks allowed.
“In my head, I said that’s where I want to be,” Hammad told The Dallas Morning News. “But then I said, ‘I’ve got to go take this visit, let everything fall into place. If everything was fits right, that’s where I’m going to commit.’ It was awesome. I loved it; Austin is really nice.”