Hyattsville (MD) DeMatha offensive tackle Brock Ruble visited NC State for the first time over the weekend and he was impressed with how the players and coaches went to work.
Ruble did not know what to expect heading into the trip as he had never been to the school but he had visited schools like North Carolina, West Virginia, Rutgers, Virginia and others. In other words he isn't a stranger to the process and knows what to look for and what questions to ask.
All of those schools have offered so Ruble was one of the most well-known recruits at NC State over the weekend. Pack Pride talked with him about how the trip went.
"I think it went really well. I enjoyed it a lot. When we first got there we got a little tour of the weight room and all that. We hopped on buses and they took us around the whole NC State campus. We got a little tour of that and when we got back we went to the practice. We watched them practice for about an hour and a half and then we came in and got something to eat. The offensive line coach took me and my dad around and they showed us their facilities," he said.
"The practice was very up tempo. It was one of the first practices I've seen to actually play music so the practice was very energetic. It was really fun to watch."
Dave Doeren made a point to speak with Ruble. So did offensive coordinator Matt Canada. Mike Uremovich spent plenty of time with him throughout the trip.
"He's the one that gave me the tour and talked to me about NC State while he was showing us around the facilities," Ruble said.
This weekend Ruble makes his way north to Rutgers. He will probably visit more schools after that.
One question consistently arises when Ruble talks about the process -- When will he make a decision? Ruble doesn't have an answer to that question for one basic reason.
"I haven't seen half the schools that have offered. I have no idea when I'm going to narrow it down," he said.