Caleb Ruch willing to wait

The University of Pittsburgh is in the process of rebuilding its offensive line. Panthers' offensive line coach Paul Dunn has been searching for rugged prospects that will help establish a powerful running game. Pitt recently offered a scholarship to physical lineman Caleb Ruch from Quakertown, PA. He updated the about his recruiting status.

"I have scholarship offers from Pitt, West Virginia, Rutgers, Temple, Akron and Middle Tennessee State," stated rugged offensive line prospect Caleb Ruch (6-foot-3 inches, 285 pounds) from Quakertown Community High School in Quakertown, PA.

Ruch was named third team All-State by the PA Football News, first team All-Conference, Morning Call first team All-Area and Intelligencer first team All-Area. He has been a four-year starter on both sides of the line for Quakertown Community High School.

"I realize that a few of the school that offered me a scholarship are starting to complete their offensive line classes. West Virginia may be done and the Panthers have added four linemen," he said. "I still don't want to rush my decision. I plan on taking my official visits and deciding from there. It doesn't bother me if two or three school that offered can't take me. This is an important decision and I can't jump into it based on the decisions of others."

Ruch camped at West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Temple, Boston College, Syracuse, Penn State, Rutgers and Maryland. He's capable of playing center and guard on the next level. ranks him a "three-star" player. He had 26 pancake blocks and only gave up one sack as a junior. On defense, he registered 70 tackles and 2 sacks.

Caleb is capable of bench pressing 310 pounds and squatting 545 pounds. He can run the forty-yard dash in 5.1 seconds.

"I like Pitt. It's a little more in the city than what I first wanted but I really like their coaching staff. Coach (Paul) Dunn is a great guy and he left a strong impression with me. Right now I wouldn't say that any school leads. I'm open to looking at all offers. Hopefully I can find the best fit."

"Pitt wants to run the ball and run blocking is my strength. We'll see if they have a scholarship available to me when I decide to choose a schol."

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