"I tore the labrum in my shoulder so I wasn't able to play basketball this year," Ruhland said. "I had surgery in December and I already have 100% of the range of motion so I started lifting. I typically do track in the spring, but I think that I will just lift this year instead."
Ruhland is playing out of position in high school to where he will likely play in college. He says that he knows that there will be some changes he will have to make, do some things that he's not accustomed to doing and can't do, but he says he has been practicing some of those things as much as he can.
"I play offensive tackle for my team, and we are an option style offense, but I am 6-foot-4 so I will have to play inside at the next level. I have never done any trapping or anything like that, but I have been working on snapping so I can play center."
There is a growing list of teams that have offered Ruhland. He is also out making trips with the latest one being last weekend. There aren't any other trips planned right now, but they could as they fit into his calendar.
"I have eight offers right now," Ruhland said. "I actually took a trip to Notre Dame this past weekend. I don't have any other trips set up at the moment. It always just comes down to when and if I have time to make it there or not."
The Huskers entered the picture for Ruhland following his junior year. The offensive line coach from Nebraska was at the school and following coming to see Ruhland at the high school he got Ruhland to call him and offered him.
"Nebraska offered me either in December or January. Coach John Garrison was here at my school and came to see me. He bumped into me in the hallway and gave me his card. He messaged me over social media to call him and when I did he offered."
There is definitely interest by Ruhland to come out and see Nebraska. There may be more of a desire to see Lincoln during a game day weekend because Ruhland has heard a lot about how Lincoln is on a Saturday in the fall.
"I definitely would like to get out to Nebraska to take a visit. I would actually like to visit all of the schools I have offers from. But, from what I have heard at Nebraska, they have great facilities and they have a great game day atmosphere there."
Ruhland's father, Matt Ruhland, played defensive tackle for the University of Iowa.