Recruiting for the class of 2022 is still going strong but recruiting for the class of 2023 is starting to pick up as upcoming high school juniors get their college picks out of the way early so they can concentrate on their football. Jimbo Fisher and Texas A&M scored a huge win in the class of 2023 this week, recruiting the nation’s No. 1 player to play football in College Station.
By Steve Wright
Admittedly that nation is Sweden, but Theodor Ohrstrom is still a 4-star recruit with bags of unexplored talent.
Ohrstrom – who attends RIG football academy in Uppsala, Sweden – is already 6-foot-6 and 245 pounds. He is rated as the No. 180 player in the class per the 247Sports Composite Rankings, as the No. 14 tight end, and as the No. 1 player in Sweden. He chose Texas A&M over a final five that also included Alabama and Florida State among others.
Ohrstrom is a prize recruit because of his speed and athleticism for his size. He has played plenty of wide receiver in Sweden and he is a talented route runner as well as obviously being a star in the red zone on contested catches. He will need to work on his blocking, but as long as the speed of the college game isn’t too fast – and it shouldn’t be – he has all the tools to be an impact player.
In the video below you can see what Ohrstrom can do. His catch radius is massive – a huge benefit to a quarterback – while he gets in and out of his breaks with far more fluidity than you expect for someone of his size. Ohrstrom is also deceptively fast because of his long strides. If Ohrstrom does get into the defensive backfield then it will be very difficult for corners and even safeties to bring him to the ground.