"At the end of camp, all the campers, they take them on a tour (of the facilities) but I had already been on it, so I got a chance to sit and talk with Coach Dantonio, Coach Roshar and Coach Staten - all the guys I had worked with that day," said Ruhland.
"We just talked about how the camp went and when it was about time to leave, Coach Dantonio said 'I really want you to come be a Spartan,' but they couldn't offer me a scholarship there."
"He told me they would be calling me soon."
"Saturday I got a text saying to call Coach Enos, my recruiting coach and I called him up and that's when they formally offered me," said Ruhland.
So in a household where both parents are Spartan alums, why didn't the big fella immediately pull the trigger?
"I need to think about it," explained Ruhland. "I wanted to talk to my parents about it. I just want to make sure my heart with my decision which ever one I make."
Ruhland, who owns eight offers, has another Big Ten offer from Indiana. He says he doesn't have a true top-five, that all the schools who offer him are among his favorites.
He insists that despite the fact that they probably know the MSU fight song word for word, his parents aren't exerting any pressure on him to attend MSU.
"No, my parents are really respectful of letting me make my own decision of where I would be comfortable not where they'd be most comfortable. They're just providing me with guidance."