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Ruhland talks favorites

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Lake Orion, Mich., offensive tackle Ethan Ruhland was one of the better offensive linemen at the West Lafayette NIKE Training Camp, and the 6-foot-6, 265-pounder has been talking to a lot of schools this spring.
Now he just needs those talks to turn into more offers.
"I'm still talking to a lot of the same schools like Michigan State, Michigan, Northwestern, Duke and just starting to talk more to Central Michigan, Air Force and Army because they've already offered scholarships," he said.
"I did get a new offer from Eastern Michigan. I hadn't really talked to Eastern Michigan much but they stopped by my school and offered."
Ruhland said he'd like to make a decision sooner, rather than later.
"I'm starting to think about narrowing it down," he said. "My schedule is pretty busy this summer because I'm trying to get out and see some of these teams. I wouldn't mind going out of state. Location is really not a big deal to me as long as it's a good school for me."
Ruhland admits if the Spartans were to offer, he'd have a hard time turning it down.
"It would definitely be hard to not say yes right away if they offer," he said. "But I'll try and stay strong and look at what else is out there. My family has been season ticket holders at Michigan State for a number of years. It's always been a school that I've been in love with."
Ruhland prides himself as one of the best blockers in the state, but he also wants to get better this summer.
"I just want to continue to get quicker," he said. "I know that I'll be pulling a lot more this year. It's gotten better but I want to keep working on it. My biggest strength is my pass protection. I'm a left tackle so my main goal is to protect the blind side of the quarterback."
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