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Pitt, others offer big 2014 OL

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Offensive tackle Brock Ruble continues to see his stack of offers get bigger. Yesterday, Pittsburgh pulled the trigger joining Rutgers, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Connecticut. The junior from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha is very excited about all of these schools but is taking a methodical approach the recruiting process.
"Honestly, I haven't visited any of these schools but I'm definitely going to during the offseason," said the 6-foot-9, 309-pound Ruble. "I want to see every school that has offered me but I don't know when that will be. I'm definitely taking it day-by-day.
"Over the summer I went to camps at Virginia and Maryland," he said. "At the big man camp at Virginia I met the offensive line coach, the offensive coordinator and I think Coach (Mike) London stopped by. At the Maryland camp I talked to pretty much every coach. Both campuses are very nice. All the coaches were really cool but going there for a camp, I didn't get to see everything I needed to see.
"I don't know too much about Pitt," Ruble said. "The only time I've actually been there was with an AAU team when I was 14 years old. I'm in contact with Coach (Bobby) Engram."
Plenty of other schools have been contacting Ruble but only a few of them are making an impression.
"Maryland, Duke, Penn State and Temple have been contacting me a lot. Of course, being from Maryland, I watch the Terps. My dad graduated from North Carolina so I've been watching the Tar Heels for a long time. I just a big football fan and I watch every game I can on Saturday."
At DeMatha, Ruble is a three-sport athlete, lettering in football, basketball and baseball. How have the other two sports help Ruble improve as a football player?
"Basketball has definitely helped me with my footwork, agility and speed," he said. "I just love baseball but it hasn't really helped me with football."
Ruble does not have any visits planned yet.
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