Four-Star OT Michael Uini names Top 6

Hayes Fawcett05/25/23
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Michael Uini
Michael Uini. (Justin Wells/Inside Texas)

Four-star offensive tackle Michael Uini of Copperas Cove (TX) High has narrowed his list to six schools– Michigan, Texas, Georgia, Clemson, Florida, and Alabama.

The 6-foot-8, 315 pounder went in-depth on his finalists.

Michigan Wolverines

“Michigan is the communication, relationships, and bonds me and my parents have with the coaches, especially coach Moore,” Uini said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I went there.”

Texas Longhorns

“I love what Coach Sark and the rest of the staff are doing to bring back Texas football.”

Georgia Bulldogs

“Georgia is the way they develop players and get them to the league.”

Clemson Tigers

“They impressed me and my dad when I went on the visit,” Uini said. “How they develop the kids, the education, what they do for the community. It’s one big family and that means a lot to me.”

Florida Gators

“The coaches kept in touch with me and my family, checking up on us,” Uini said. “Coach Sale and Coach Stapleton are the main ones doing that, but Coach Hamilton does it as well. That tells me they really want me.”

Alabama Crimson Tide

“They develop their players and don’t play around,” Uini said. “It’s straight business over there, and I love that. What they do to workout/develop and how they do it, it’s a reason they’re an all-time college football team.”

Uini ranks as the No. 152 player in the On3 Industry Ranking, a weighted average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies. He also tabs in as the No. 10 offensive tackle and the No. 27 player in the state of Texas.

Michael Uini Scouting Summary

“Big-bodied athlete who has all the makings of a future NFL draft pick at the offensive tackle position,” On3’s Director of Scouting and Rankings Charles Power wrote. “Prototype frame and build who has a college-ready body type heading into his junior season. Raw from a technical standpoint but has the rare combination of size and athleticism that college coaches covet. Basketball player as well who can get up and two-hand slam flat-footed. High upside prospect with all the physical and athletic tools to be successful at the next level.”

He currently has an On3 NIL Valuation of $84K. The On3 NIL Valuation is the industry’s leading index that sets high school and college athletes’ projected annual value (PAV). The NIL valuation does not act as a tracker of the value of NIL deals an athlete has completed to date. It rather signifies an athlete’s value at a certain moment in time.