6-2, 185 pounds
Southwestern Community College, Chula Vista, CA
Accomplishments: Ruiz earned All-American honors in his first year at Southwestern. Ruiz averaged 43.3-yards per punt, good enough for second nationally among junior college punters. He also downed 23 punts inside the opponent's 20 yard line. Ruiz had a long of 70 yards last fall.
Academics: Ruiz projects as a qualifier.
The Recruiting Scene: Ruiz was courted by Florida State, Boise State and San Diego State before verbally committing to the Pack in January. After visiting Raleigh in early January it didn't take long for him to pull the trigger. He said the new staff played a large role in his decision.
Scouting Report: Ruiz was sensational last fall at Southwestern, showing that he has a strong leg with great touch. His ability to boot the ball downfield is often overlooked, but invaluable in the field position game. He has shown that he can regularly pin opponents deep in their own territory as well. With the Wolfpack looking to bolster it's special teams, landing Ruiz was big.