Profile - Rutger Reitmaier
Nashville, Tennessee defensive tackle Rutger Reitmaier has already received double-digit offers and he expects more to come. Rutger will use the spring to visit some of those schools that have offered.
The latest and 12th offer for Rutger came from Louisville. “I’m blessed that so many great schools are interested in me.”
A visit to Georgia Tech was originally planned for this weekend but Rutger will have to reschedule due to a track meet. “I really want to get down to Tech.” Rutger likes that Tech has a few players from Tennessee on the squad. “I will be getting with Coach (Andy) McCollum to see when I can visit.”
Several other visits are planned this spring. Rutger will be visiting South Carolina on April 14th, Penn State on the 9th, and West Virginia on the 11th. Those three plus a Tech visit are the only ones Rutger as planned at this time.
There are three schools that Rutger feels are recruiting him the hardest at this time. “I’d have to say South Carolina, Duke, and Tennessee are recruiting me the hardest. They send me the most stuff and I talk to them the most” Rutger feels that when he visits Tech that they will be added to that group of three. “Coach McCollum has stated several times that he wants to get me on campus to show me what the school and the city of Atlanta has to offer a student-athlete.”
There will be two factors that Rutger will be looking at in choosing a school. He wants to combine them into one. He’s looking for a school with a winning program and a school that has great academics. “I want to combine them to get the best of both worlds.” Rutger likes that he’ll be able to have fun playing football knowing he is getting a free education.
Rutger plans to major in computer science or computer engineering. “I love computers. In fact, I just built one for my little brother.” Rutger feels that having the love for computers will make the transition to college that much easier.