For the second time throughout the past week, the Texas Longhorns have presented an offer to a highly-touted 2021 cornerback prospect. This time around Dallas Kimball product Ishmael Ibraheem was on the receiving end of an invitation to take his talents to Texas, he announced on Thursday night.
Ibraheem’s Texas offer becomes his 19th overall, with the Longhorns joining programs such as Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri, Baylor, and Arkansas in pursuit of the four-star talent.
247Sports Gabe Brooks detailed Ibraheem’s outlook as a Power 5 prospect:
“Longer-framed cornerback with good frame potential. Long-armed and long-legged with good height and length relative to build. Narrow through the core but owns space to add bulk. Shows encouraging straight-line top-end speed on tape. Does a good job tracking deep balls. Flashes above average body control when going up to contest balls. Long arms help with catch-point disruption. Timing and instincts are promising. Needs to fill out frame and add strength. Must add pop behind pads in his tackle power. Willing to mix it up as a tackler but can get taken for a ride. Improving fluidity always a concern for tall, long corners. Can improve ball skills. High-major cornerback prospect with terrific build for the position. Raw but owns great physical traits that could give him an NFL Draft ceiling.”
He now becomes the fourth prospect at his position to notch a Texas offer, alongside Virginia Beach (Va.) Princess Anne star Tony Grimes, local Austin LBJ product Latrell McCutchin, and Buford (Ga.) product Malik Williams. As is the case with the entire bunch, save for the currently-unranked Williams, Ibraheem is a top-175 prospect nationally, slotted as the No. 167 recruit in his class and as the No. 13 cornerback, per 247Sports.
As a sophomore, Ibraheem tallied 24 tackles, seven passes defended and one interception.