His list was trimmed to five schools — LSU, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida State and Florida — and Rasco was in the process of setting up a visit to see Alabama. But that was a few days ago, before 'Bama recruiter Bo Davis moved from his spot as Crimson Tide defensive line coach to the defensive tackles coach at Texas. And just like that, the five-star defensive end said that his world was rocked.
"It had a big effect on everything," Rasco said. "My mom and I have to go home and talk it over again because we had it kind of had it all set up. So I have to see where I fit in."
Any program in the country would be happy to have Rasco, who has excelled at the Army All-American Bowl practices last week as one of the West's top defensive players. But Rasco admitted that it didn't come easily. On the first play, Greg Robinson, Rasco's roommate and an Auburn commit, stonewalled Rasco at the point of attack.
"He kind of put a big thud on my right away," Rasco conceded. "I definitely had to adjust.
"I've been impressed by a lot of players on the team," Rasco said. "But Robinson definitely stood out. He's big and moves really well for his size. I think I pass rush pretty well, but he's been giving me a little hell there."
Rasco said he mostly hung around fellow Louisiana players this week, including LSU commitments Kenny Hilliard and Odell Beckham, both of whom were trying to convince Rasco to follow their steps to LSU.
"I'm grateful to have this experience," Rasco said. "It has been great to be around the Army people as much as we have been."
Rasco said recruiting was on hold until he could sit down with his mother, but he also said that Texas would be back in the hunt.
"(The Davis hire) moved them back up on the map a little bit," Rasco said. "I would have to say they're back in it.
"Since (Davis) made his move, it messed up everything," Rasco said, laughing.
Rasco said he planned to make his decision on or around signing day. He also planned to still take a few visits, though he said he had to figure out which teams would receive those visits.