Raulerson Recaps Busy Spring Break

Plant (Fla.) offensive tackle Ray Raulerson spent his spring break taking multiple visits to colleges in the Northeast. Capped off by a visit today to Rutgers, Raulerson discussed his three unofficial trips and what the next step in his recruitment will be.

Plant (Fla.) offensive tackle Ray Raulerson was one of many top Rutgers targets to unofficially visit campus this week. Spending a full day in Piscataway, N.J., the three-star tackle prospect left campus with an improved opinion of Rutgers.

"I feel better about Rutgers," said Raulerson, who went into his visit with limited knowledge of the school. "I didn't know coach [Kyle] Flood. I'd never been up in that area, so overall I feel great about Rutgers. It's a cool school and good football program moving into the Big Ten. And their facilities are awesome."

Raulerson got red-carpet at Rutgers and on his other unofficial visits this week but will now head home to get back to school – after a quick pit stop in New York City.

"It was my first trip up north and it was very memorable," he said. "They were all great campuses that offered different things. I saw all of the different facilities and campuses."

At Rutgers, one of the best parts was a chance to eat with the players and tour every part of the program.

"We got there early then I went up to the [president's lounge] of the Hale Center where all the players were having a meal and that was great," he said. "We saw the stadium and I felt like I fit in great with five offensive linemen that sat down at the table with us. They were all really down to earth and made me feel like I could hang out with them for four years."

Raulerson also meet with Flood and toured the academic part of the campus.

"We had a campus tour with all of the coaches and that was my first look at the campus and the athletic facilities," Raulerson said. "They were impressive. I liked the weight room a lot. The weight room was awesome.

"Overall it was a great day. I liked coach Flood a lot. He's a really cool coach and we talked for about 30 minutes about stuff, about recruiting. I think he's a really cool coach."

Raulerson visited Boston College and Connecticut earlier in the week. He plans to take unofficial visits to Louisville and Kentucky after his school year ends and hopes to have a decision by the end of June.

"Boston College went great," Raulerson said. "The campus was pristine, like an Ivy League school. It wasn't as big as UConn or Rutgers. It's a great school, an amazing education at Boston College. I met a lot of high-ranking people at Boston College like the dean and the athletic director and all of the coaches. They made me feel like I belonged."

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