Rahming's roots are in Florida
T.J. Rahming
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Aug 7, 2013
Chad Simmons


T.J. Rahming created a stir in Gainesville, Fla. back in June when he displayed his blazing speed. He has started to draw a little interest, but his size may hold some back. His quickness will make up for that...

About three years ago, T.J. Rahming moved to Powder Springs, Ga. from Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

He still has that Florida swag, a 786 area code (South Florida), and that speed you think about when talking about South Florida athletes.

Rahming blazed through a 40 yard dash in the 4.4 second range at the University of Florida back in June and that put him on Scout's radar.

He was back at Florida for Friday Night Lights on July 26 and he had a strong performance. He thinks he has their attention.

"I went to Florida for camps in June and July and I think I did well. The coaches talked to me there, they have called my coaches about me, and I think I did what I needed to for them to notice me," Rahming said.

Joker Phillips (wide receivers) has been in contact with Rahming's coaches in recent week and UF definitely has interest in this playmaker.

The feelings are mutual.

"I like Florida hard. My family is big UM fans, but I just like Florida the most. I have been watching them and I like the speed they usually have, how they have spread the ball out, and I think it would be a great place to play.

"When I was at the camps, I thought the coaches were very cool and I loved the atmosphere there. Florida has the best atmosphere I have been in."

T.J. Rahming
Rahming can be used in the slot and as a return man.
Rahming has interest in Florida State and Miami too, but he has yet to hear from them. He has heard from Tennessee and Vanderbilt some.

The 5-foot-9, 148 pound slot receiver out of McEachern is planning to do big things this season to put his name on the map.

"I am really hungry for that first offer, but I am worrying about it coming too much right now. So many people have come up to me already telling me that schools are sleeping on me and all that, so I want to show everyone what I can do this season. I just want to go out on the field, try to ball, and I think I will get that first offer."

Some may question his size, but there are plenty of schools that love that inside receiver with speed and big play ability, Rahming has those things.

Those that question his potential only fuel his fire.

"I just want to prove those people wrong. I know I can play, so I use it as motivation," said the 2015 prospect.

"It starts with speed for me. I run good routes too and I think I get great separation. I can do different things well, but those are my biggest strengths. I think coaches will see that."

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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