Top 2 for Caleb Ruch

Standing in at 6-foot-3 and 285-pounds, Caleb Ruch, by way of Quakertown Community HS (Quakertown, PA) has several offers in hand from BCS schools. Recently, Ruch stated that he would be willing to hold off on making a decision. However, Ruch informed SOR that things have changed. What's the latest on one of the top OLs in the Keystone State?

Caleb Ruch (6-foot-3 and 285-pounds) by way of Quakertown Community HS (Quakertown, PA) was a third team All-State performer by the PA Football News and first team All-Conference, a Morning Call First team honoree and Intelligencer first team All-Area. An impressively sized offensive lineman, Ruch is being recruited by a number of teams to play either the Center position or Guard.

Ruch's offer list includes West Virginia, Pittsburgh, Temple, Akron, Middle-Tennessee State, and most recently a scholarship from Syracuse. Rutgers, the university closest to Ruch's residence has also extended the PA standout an offer.

"Last time I went to Rutgers was during camp at the end of June," stated Ruch. Ruch was one of a number of recruits that had the opportunity to work out with Rutgers Offensive Line Coach Kyle Flood. "It was a good experience. He taught me some stuff that I hadn't known before and that's one of the things you want to get out of it."

Ruch has kept in contact with Rutgers since his camping visit, and has now modified his timetable for making a decision.

"I definitely will be moving it up a little bit. I'll probably make a decision some time before school starts out," stated Ruch.

With the timetable moved up, is there anybody in particular that stands out for Ruch?

"Yes, I have two favorites. They are Rutgers and West Virginia."

In addition to his liking of Rutgers, Ruch had very nice things to say about the Mountaineer program.

"I really like their coaching style. When I first went down there they were the first school that I visited, so it kind of stayed with me." Ruch stated that he is also impressed by the WVU winning tradition.

With a decision likely to be made over the next month or so, Ruch states that he would also like to visit his finalists one more time before finally putting an end to the recruiting process.

"I'd like to get to at least one Rutgers practice and one West Virginia practice so I can get a better feel for how the players work with the OL coach." Indeed, one of Ruch's most important criteria for selecting a school is his feeling regarding his future collegiate coach and school's head coach.

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