Lake Orion, Mich., offensive lineman Ethan Ruhland has become one of the hottest targets in the Midwest over the past few weeks.
The 6-foot-4, 262-pounder went from having just one offer on his table to landing new offers from Western Michigan and Miami University. But he also feels like more offers – especially from Michigan State and Indiana – might be coming soon.
"I can't say that Michigan State is my top school, but it's a school that I've known the longest and it would be cool to play for," he said. "But I can't say that it's my top school.
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"I talked recently to the Miami coach, and I've talked to Michigan and Indiana recently as well. Michigan talked to me about their camp. That's pretty much what we talked about. On Friday I'm going to Michigan State for a one day camp. I'm looking forward to that."
With offers from Army, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan and Air Force on the table, Ruhland said he still isn't going to be in a rush to make a decision.
"I don't want to make it too early, but I do want to make it before the season starts because I want to focus on playing football this season," he said. "I don't want to have to worry about playing overly well and putting that pressure on myself. I want to be able to enjoy my senior year."
And winning a lot of ball games might help him enjoy it even more.
"We're looking really good," he said. "We return our quarterback. He had a great season last year. We return a lot of our offensive line. But we've got some new receivers this year. We did lose a couple of guys of our defensive line, but we look really good.
"The biggest thing that I've been trying to improve on is my feet. They're not bad, but I know this year I'm going to be pulling more so I want to work on that. Usually a tackle doesn't pull too much but I've got to be able to move. I'm mostly being recruited as a tackle. I wouldn't say that I mind playing guard, but I'm really just getting recruited at tackle. I like left tackle because that's what I play now and protecting the backside of the quarterback."