As expected, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha offensive lineman Brock Ruble released his top five today. In no order, Ruble is still considering Florida State, Tennessee, N.C. State, Ohio State and Maryland.
"The biggest thing with me was that they have my major, which is sports management/sports broadcasting," said the 6-foot-8, 321-pound Ruble. "I also needed a home like feel from the campus and coaching staff."
There were specific things Ruble liked about each school.
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Florida State - "I really hit it off with Coach Sal, Coach Trickett, and Coach Fisher," he said. "With a wonderful campus and a chance to play early had me really liking Florida State."
Tennessee - "Tennessee also presents an opportunity to play early," Ruble said. "I really have built a great relationship with Coach Mahoney."
N.C. State - "I had a great vibe around the whole football program and I really feel they are a program that is really on the rise," he said. "I really enjoyed my visit and established a great relationship with Coach McNutt, Coach Canada and Coach Uremovich. We also talked about a chance to play early on my visit."
Ohio State - "The thing that caught me about Ohio State is that it reminded me a lot of DeMatha," said Ruble. "Its great football tradition and the way the coaching staff acted me reminded me of a larger scale DeMatha and the relationship that has been created with Coach Warinner is growing."
Maryland - "The fact that Maryland is my home state does weigh heavy in my mind," he admitted. "My relationships with Coach Locksley and Coach Brattan have also been good and there also is an opportunity to play early there."
Ruble has visited Maryland twice and each of the other schools once but it doesn't sound like Ruble is in a hurry to move his recruitment along.
"At this point I'm am going to slow the process down not only because of my season but also to respect the job they have to do as coaches this time of year," Ruble said. "As of now my family and I are figuring out dates for my official visits but we have none set yet. Now I just can't wait for the season to start and try to go get a championship with my team."
While these schools make up his official top five, Ruble left the door open for other schools to make a move.
"It's hard to say never but I'm pretty sure these will be the five schools I will be rolling with," he said.