Oklahoma State fans will need to be happy with the first college football playing son out of the Rudolph family in Rock Hill (Northwestern), S.C. The second son, Logan, made national recruiting highlights and blew out the message boards and internet sites with a commitment video on Friday night.
Logan Rudolph, a 6-4, 225-pound tight end/defensive end prospect who prefers to play defense, is in the woods and as the camera pans to him you see him wearing short jean shorts and boots. The shirtless Logan, who closely resemble his older brother, stops chopping wood and says he wants to thank all of his family and friends and the schools that recruited him, but he is going to go to Clemson.
Not surprised here, as we knew Logan preferred playing defense and if he had a potential two years to be on the same team with his brother that it would have played better for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys offered and defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer and defense line coach Joe Bob Clements seemed to favor Rudolph appropriately enough. However, Rudolph had options his brother never did.
There were over 40 offers including the likes of Alabama, South Carolina, Auburn, Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, and Nebraska. Oklahoma State was joined by Baylor, Iowa State, Texas Tech, and West Virginia as the Big 12 teams that offered.
Word is that the video is already viral and that Clemson fans are going gah-gah over Logan. Last season he had 60 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks, 4 fumbles forced, 3 fumbles recovered, and an interception for a touchdown. On offense, he caught eight passes for 110 yards and a touchdown.