Not much has been said about the recruitment of Brock Ruble. The mammoth offensive tackle from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha has a plethora of offers and there were rumors that he was close to making some cuts but that turns out not to be the case.
"It's been kind of tough because every single school has stood out," said the 6-foot-8, 321-pound Ruble. "Now I'm just nitpicking. They all have my major, great facilities and everything I wanted but now I'm just trying to dig deeper to figure out how I'm going to decide. Tennessee, Florida State, Florida, South Carolina, Maryland and N.C. State are just a few that have made a great impression but there are a lot of them."
Ruble has taken his fair share of visits.
"I've visited West Virginia, Maryland, Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Florida, Florida State, Tennessee, South Carolina and N.C. State," he said. "On my first visit I was wowed by the facilities and then I saw all the other ones and they're all just as great. All the coaches were wonderful. They sat down and talked strategy with me and how I would fit. They all have my major and I got everything I was looking for out of all the schools I visited. That's why it's going to be so hard for me to make my decision."
Ruble admitted he was starting to hone in on a few schools but then a new offer threw another twist into the plot.
"My most recent offer is from Ohio State," Ruble said. "I had a list of schools that I was focusing on then the Ohio State offer comes in. I've always been interested in Ohio State so when they offered I had to slow the process down. We're going to visit the campus but I don't know when yet."
With scrutiny mounting, Ruble isn't feeling any pressure and seems determined to work off of his own schedule.
"Before the season I want to narrow things down but if I'm not ready I won't do it then," he said. "I would prefer to have it all done before the season starts so I can focus on football."
Ruble has close to 20 scholarship offers.