From a coach's perspective, Ruben has the right outlook for a fullback. When speaking about his duties, Ruben said, "I do not care whether I run the football or block, as long as we get the ‘W' (win)."
Ruben's list of would-be suitors include Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi State, Memphis, Mississippi, LSU, and Iowa. "All have offered me scholarships, and Tennessee, Arkansas, and Memphis seem to be recruiting me the hardest" He has visited Arkansas and will visit Memphis December 16 and Tennessee January 11. He did not say who his final lucky two would be or when he would take those visits.
Coaches recruiting Ruben are McCorvey (Tenn.), Danny Nutt (Ark.), Whitt and Helton (Memphis); Roper (Miss.), Harbison (LSU), and Lewis (Miss. State). In-home visits that he has had are Fulmer (Dec. 11th) and Coach Sherrill and Coach Lewis (Dec. 12th) and Coach Aiken (Did not say when).
When asked if he thought he could go up to the "Land of the Corn" (Iowa) and play football, Ruben responded with a laugh and this comment; "It would be hard, It would be hard. It would be hard to leave the SEC."
Everyone is recruiting Ruben as a fullback with the exception of LSU, who is interested in him as a linebacker.
Charles Johnson is a recruiting correspondent for Gene's Page (http://mississippistate.theinsiders.com), the unofficial source for Mississippi State sports on the internet.