Raulerson Impressed With Oklahoma State

Offensive tackle prospect Ray Raulerson of Tampa (Plant), Fla., and his family were on in Stillwater on Saturday receiving a tour from offensive line coach Joe Wickline. It has taken awhile to catch up with Raulerson to learn about his visit to Oklahoma State but we finally did Tuesday night. We found out that the entire Raulerson family made it on the trip to Stillwater.

"Yes sir, my dad was there and my mom, my two younger brothers and even our dog made the trip," Ray Raulerson said.

The dog is an Australian Shepherd and we all know what kind of luck Wickline has had in recruiting when it comes to dogs. Just a funny story from the past where he was bit by the Jenkins family dog in Gilmer, Texas while recruiting current Cowboys center Jake Jenkins.

This time there was no problem with the dog, and there shouldn't have been. Wickline is recruiting his old college roommate from Florida's son. Ray's father and Wickline roomed together as Gators.

Raulerson said he came away very impressed. "It went great," he said of the trip. "The facilities are incredible, under the stadium and they are modern, cool. Everything is up to date. The new indoor practice facility is incredible."

The 6-5, 270-pound Raulerson is athletic and physical in his play. His style is a fit for the Oklahoma State system on offense and the way the offensive line plays.

Of course, he is a fit for a lot of offenses and has more than 25 offers. Auburn, Cincinnati, Kentucky, Louisville, Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi State, South Florida, Central Florida, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt and West Virginia are among the other schools that have offered a scholarship.

The talented tackle said he is looking to major in business or sports management in college. Raulerson said he doesn't need to see any other schools and doesn't have plans at this time.

But he has have a plan with his recruiting.

"I'm going to commit before August, before the season starts," he explained. "We'll have an event and several of my teammates are going to make their announcements and then we're going to go out and have a successful senior season."

As for whether Oklahoma State is a factor to possibly be that school? "Oklahoma State is one of the schools, they are in it."

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