During the 2006 season, the Rutgers offensive line enabled Ray Rice to amass more than 1600 yards on the ground while only allowing 8 sacks of Mike Teel. This unit loses two starters this year and three starters next year. Therefore, the Rutgers staff will look to recruit a large group of offensive linemen. One of the best uncommitted prospects is 6'8"-310lb Richard Muldrow III. Muldrow holds over 20 offers and has completed visits to West Virginia and Rutgers.
To give you some idea of his athletic ability, Muldrow received the MVP of a Christmas basketball tournament. In the championship game, he had 21 points and 30 rebounds. For the season, he is averaging 11.8 points and 12.7 rebounds.
Muldrow still has a visit scheduled to Penn State. However, Muldrow has declared that Rutgers is currently his leader. The academics, campus life, and his comfort with the players and coaches are some of the reasons why the Scarlet Knights lead for Muldrow's services.
Since Rutgers is his stated leader, he was sure to watch the 2006 Texas Bowl featuring Rutgers against Kansas State. Muldrow stated that "it was awesome! They got after K State early. I was impressed with the offensive line the most. They knocked KSU off the ball the whole night. When Ray Rice credited his line for his MVP trophy at the end of the game, it just showed how much respect they had for each other." However, he has liked the play of the Rutgers OL the entire season. He particularly likes the Rutgers OL's "feet quickness and they only gave up 8 sacks the whole season".
Muldrow also had the opportunity to watch the Outback Bowl which featured Penn State against Tennessee. He had the following to say about the Nittany Lions, "Penn State's defense was amazing and Tony Hunt had a great game".
Regarding a decision, he stated that "I will decide a week or two after the (PSU) visit. I will commit to the school of my choice before I sign and then announce to the public either the week before letter of intent day or on that day". But what is he looking for? He stated "I just want to go to a school that I know is going to do well in the future,...get a good education,...can get me to the League."
Stay tuned to StateofRutgers.com for updates on Richard Muldrow and all of Rutgers' recruiting efforts.