2014 Intro: Mason Rudolph

Mason Rudolph is one of the top junior quarterbacks in South Carolina. The Northwestern High (Rock Hill, S.C.) signal-caller has had a big season and recently picked up his first scholarship offer.

Northwestern has had a great season. Mason Rudolph has played a major role in the team's success and established himself as one of the top junior quarterbacks in South Carolina.

"I think it's been a good year," he said. "I tried to get a lot better in the offseason. I've gotten stronger and gained some weight. I think I'm more in-tuned with the air raid offense. My position coach has also really helped me and everything else has taken care of itself."

Not surprisingly, college coaching staffs have taken notice. Recently, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound Rudolph picked up first scholarship offer.

"LSU offered me," he said. "I got it about two weeks ago on Monday. My head coach told me that he had talked with the LSU coaches and that they wanted to offer. "

"Then I talked with Coach (Les) Miles on the phone and he told me about the offer – it was pretty awesome."

The Northwestern standout is attracting interest from several schools.

"The schools that I'm getting mail from out of the SEC pretty consistently are LSU, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama here and there," said Rudolph. "Then out of the ACC – Virginia Tech, N.C. State, North Carolina, and some spotty mail from Clemson. No schools are standing out, though."

Rudolph has taken several visits this fall.

"I've been to Wake Forest, North Carolina, South Carolina, N.C. State, and Georgia," Rudolph said. "I don't really have anything set up. We are just kind of going week by week."

The talented 2014 prospect could make his decision sooner than later.

"The last quarterback we had, he made his decision going into the summer before his senior year," Rudolph said. "I'm not sure if I want to do the same thing, but I'll just have to talk about it with my parents."

Rudolph knows what he is looking for in a school.

"Academically, I'm looking for a school where I can get a good degree," he said. "So once I'm done playing football, I'll be able to get a good job and do something in the world of business. As far as a football program, I want to go somewhere that has a Christian head coach and a coach with integrity."

Through his first 11 games, Rudolph has thrown for 3,030 yards, 39 touchdowns, and completed 70 percent of his passes. Northwestern is 9-2 and plays Easley in the first round of the state playoffs on Friday.

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