Rudolph keeping an eye on LSU

Mason Rudolph picked up two big offers during his senior season. And with a new offensive coordinator likely coming to one of his bigger suitors, Rudolph will make sure to keep an eye on the change.

Mason Rudolph's recruitment picked up heavily during his senior season at Northwestern HS in Rock Hill, S.C.

The 6-foot-4 quarterback received offers from two major programs as he threw for 4,000 yards and 41 touchdowns while leading his team to the state championship game.

"I was really psyched for the first one to come from LSU during the season," Rudolph said. "That was awesome. Virginia Tech came later and that was also good. I'm obviously really psyched about those two, and I'm definitely going to try get down to LSU this spring or summer. And I'll definitely try to make a camp at Virginia Tech."

Those are still the only two schools on his offer last as his recruitment has slowed down a bit over the winter. But most expect his recruitment to pick back up in the spring, and Rudolph said he's receiving interest from schools like Georgia, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Alabama, UNC, Virginia and NC State.

"All of those have shown pretty much medium interest," Rudolph said. "But I don't have any idea if they're going to be offering any time soon."

Rudolph has done plenty of investigating into his two biggest suitors and broke down what it is he likes most about each program…

"There are multiple things I like about LSU," Rudolph said. "They're a national powerhouse and they're in contention for championships. They run the ball well, which is crucial for quarterbacks. They're a great all-around team. I really like Coach Miles, he's a good guy with good character…

"Virginia Tech had a down year, but they have a great program," Rudolph said. "They have a good quarterback right now, Logan Thomas. They like to throw it around."

Rudolph has also kept an eye on LSU in the last week as reports started surfacing that the Tigers were set to hire Cam Cameron as their new offensive coordinator. While it's not clear how that might affect Rudolph's offer with LSU, he said from a football standpoint, it should make a smooth transition for LSU.

"He's more of a pro-style guy," Rudolph said. "So it wouldn't be a huge change, but that's about all I've heard."

Rudolph added that he'll certainly pay attention to the coaching change.

Though he wanted to have a commitment made before the start of his senior season, he said he may push that back as he hopes to land more scholarship offers through the spring and summer.

"I've talked about that with my head coach and my dad," Rudolph said. "We'd like to do it before my senior season starts to get it all out of the way so I can focus on my senior season. But it depends on how many offers I get. Hopefully by the end of the summer, that's what I'm hoping for, but I don't really know if I will with only two offers."


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