West Palm Beach (Fla.) Cardinal Newman wideout Travis Rudolph has been low key when it comes to recruiting ever since he decommitted from Miami in the spring.
Rudolph says he is still "wide open" and he will narrow down his top five by the first week of school. Programs in the mix to make it include Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State, and Vanderbilt.
The hometown Hurricanes will likely not make his top five despite Rudolph being related to former UM standout and Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester. His head coach Steve Walsh played quarterback at Miami too.
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Of the schools in the picture the Seminoles recently hosted Rudolph for an unofficial visit. Rudolph enjoyed his trip to Tallahassee.
"When I went up there I got to see everything," noted Rudolph. "I got time to sit down and talk to Jimbo and I hung out with a couple of players. I met with the academic support staff and I saw the academic side."
Rudolph said he wasn't really considering FSU before his visit, but the 'Noles are in strong contention to land him.
"The visit definitely sold me on everything. I was iffy on Florida State and at first I didn't have a good vibe," stated Rudolph. "However, the visit has me considering them."
Auburn has done a good job recruiting Rudolph thanks to the efforts of his area recruiter Dameyune Craig. He visited the Tigers unofficially earlier in the summer and the trip went well.
"Me and coach Craig have a good relationship," cited Rudolph. "I was hanging out with the players and some of the Palm Beach guys. They have a lot of players there from down south, so that is a good atmosphere to be around."
When asked which school is showing the most interest? Rudolph said, "Florida is recruiting me the hardest."
The speedy pass-catcher doesn't have a time frame on his decision.