Jake Raulerson talks SEC camp

Jake Raulerson, offensive lineman from Celina, Texas, is a versatile 2013 prospect who has several scholarship offers. He camped in Tuscaloosa this past weekend working on both sides of the ball.


Jake Raulerson has seven scholarship offers which includes Arkansas, Auburn, Illinois, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU and Vanderbilt. He is receiving interesst from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Baylor, Kansas, Michigan and Texas A&M.

Raulerson has been very busy this summer with camp stops at Alabama, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas and TCU. He has also taken unofficial visits to Arkansas and Auburn. Raulerson will take visits in July to Florida, Florida State and Georgia.

The 6-foot-5, 250-pound lineman has received interest for offense and defense.

"I have been recruited to play six different positions," he said. "Alabama wants me at 'Jack' linebacker. OSU is recruiting me as a center. OU wants me as a left tackle. Texas has said either left tackle or defensive end. Some have said defensive tackle. Some schools are recruiting me as a snapper.

"It really doesn't matter to me where I play in college. I don't have a preference. I will play wherever I can get playing time. I play right tackle and nose guard at my high school."

Raulerson plans to make a decision before signing day due to early enrollment which always grabs the attention of college coaches.

"I don't really have any favorites," he said. "I am kind of wide open. I just want to have a good experience and try to help my team win a state championship. Nobody is in front. I am just trying to get better for football season.

"I am an early enrollee. So I do plan to make an early decision. I am not sure when I will decide, but I will probably be sometime after the season. Location really isn't that big of a deal to me."

Raulerson praticipated at several positions at the University of Alabama's camp.

"Everything went great," he said of the Tide's camp. "I started off the camp at deep snapper. They said I could play that position right now in the SEC. That was a very nice compliment.

"I then went and worked at left tackle. They said I did pretty good at the position, but the coach wanted to see me at center because I was a good snapper. Another coach grabbed me and moved me over to defensive end. They said they were impressed on both sides of the ball.

"Coach Saban took me to his office after the camp. He said he likes how I play. He said he really likes my motor, my attitude and passion for the game. He talked about how well I did in all the drills. He said they are very interested in me."

"That was my trip to Alabama. They have a beautiful campus. They have great facilities and great coaches. It was a great experience. I took a tour of the facilities and saw the campus. Alabama is a great place and a great place to be.

"I have a very high interest in Alabama. They are a winning school. I come from a winning school. I want to play somewhere that wins. They are in the SEC. The SEC is a very competitive conference. Anyone can come out in the league on top."

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