Ruhland 'honored' by Syracuse offer

Syracuse is hitting up Illinois once again this cycle to continue their recent recruiting success in the state. They recently offered one of the best players in 2015, three-star guard Trevor Ruhland.

Cary (Ill.) Cary-Grove Community offensive lineman Trevor Ruhland is one of the best prospects in Illinois, an state that has become an important pipeline for Syracuse in recent years.

Over the weekend, the Orange offered Ruhland as they look to bolster their depth on the interior of their offensive line.

"It was (quarterbacks) coach Lester," Ruhland said. "I called him Saturday morning. We talked for a little bit and he offered while we were talking. I'm honored by the offer especially coming from such a great school.

"He said that they loved my film. I think I'm a good fit there. I play nasty and to the echo of the whistle. I also play smart."

Ruhland has offers from across the country, including some of the big names in the Midwest. He says he is going to give Syracuse a serious look and has no favorites at this point.

"I'm keeping all doors open right now," Ruhland said. "I'm not ranking the schools or anything though."

Still learning about the program, the Cary-Grove standout wants to check out Central New York himself to get a better feel for how Syracuse operates.

"I would love to get out there and see everything," Ruhland said. "I don't have anything scheduled by maybe for the spring game. I'm looking to see if I fit in with the people and how the coaches are.

"I don't know much about the program, really. I know that they play in a good conference and are very smart."

Ruhland is looking to end his recruitment early. He wants to make a decision by mid-summer at the latest. The three-star prospect also says his visit to Syracuse will play a big factor in the Orange's chances of landing him.


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