Ruble Trims to Five

DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) offensive tackle trimmed his list to five schools, and he gave a thought on each of them.

DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) offensive tackle Brock Ruble has been patient when it comes to his recruitment, and his goal was to trim his offer list prior to his senior season.

So, as the Stags hit training camp, Ruble cut his list to five schools. The finalists are Florida State, Tennessee, North Carolina State, Ohio State and Maryland, and Ruble has been to each campus.

"My top five schools in nor order," Ruble said in announcing the list.

Ruble, who is 6-foot-8, 300 pounds, plans to make official visits before making a decision and he is not listing any favorites.

In going further in-depth on his final five schools, Ruble texted a thought on each one of them to FOXSportsNEXT.

Florida State: "I really hit it off with (assistant) coach Sal (Sunseri), (offensive line coach Rick) Trickett and coach (Jimbo) Fisher. And with a wonderful campus and a chance to play early, it made me really like Florida State."

Maryland: "The fact that it is my home state does weigh heavy in my mind. My relationships built with (assistant) coach (Mike) Locksley and (offensive line) coach (Tom) Brattan have also been good and there also is an opportunity to play early there."

North Carolina State: "It had a great vibe around the whole football program, and I really feel they are a program that is really on the rise. I really enjoyed my visit and established a great relationship with (assistant) coach (Richard) McNutt, (offensive coordinator Matt) Canada, and (offensive line) coach (Mike) Uremovich. And a chance to play early was also talked about on my visit."

Ohio State: "The thing that caught me about Ohio State is that it reminded me a lot of DeMatha. It's great football tradition and the way the coaching staff acted (with) me reminded me, on a larger scale, of DeMatha. And the relationship that has been created with (offensive line) coach (Ed) Warinner is growing."

Tennessee: "They also present a opportunity to play early and I really have built a great relationship with (offensive line) coach (Don) Mahoney, and the campus was beautiful as well. "

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