Tampa (Fla.) Plant offensive lineman Ray Raulerson has plans to announce his college decision in the upcoming week.
Raulerson is going to sit down with his head coach Robert Weiner on Monday to discuss his options before pulling the trigger.
The three-star tackle doesn't have a list of favorites, but he will likely pick between Kentucky, Louisville, N.C. State, Oklahoma State, USF, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.
One school not on his list that he would consider if they offered him would be the Georgia Bulldogs. Former Plant quarterback Aaron Murray is a senior field general for the 'Dawgs.
Of his eight schools currently in the picture, it's the Cowboys, Vols, and Wildcats that have stayed in touch with him the most according to the Plant standout. Although things could change, it looks as if Raulerson feels comfortable with all three.
"Those three have been recruiting me the hardest," Raulerson said. "I've visited all three. I liked the feeling at all of them, it was really nice. They are pretty cool places."
Oklahoma State offensive line coach Joe Wickline has known Raulerson since he was a kid. Wickline was roommates with Ray's father at Florida. His dad played linebacker pre-Steve Spurrier.
Although he grew up a Gators fan, Raulerson understands the recruiting process and the likelihood of him suiting up for his father's alma mater is very slim.
"He is comfortable with me at any of the schools," stated Raulerson. "They are all good choices. You really can't go wrong with any of them."
As a junior, Raulerson graded out at 90-percent with around forty pancake blocks.