Vanderbilt Verbal Talks of Decision

Evan Ruiz, an offensive lineman from Baton Rouge-St. Michael, (La.), talks in-depth with Scout.com about his commitment to the Commodores.

"I just got back from Vanderbilt," said Evan Ruiz from Baton Rouge, (La.). "I went there for an unofficial visit this weekend, and I committed while I was there. I went out to eat with my parents that night, and we felt like it was the right time."

"I had gone in thinking I was going to commit. I have been doing my research. I wanted to take the visit. I was impressed with everything I saw. It's a school of academics, and that was my main goal. Their main is to get me graduated."

"I called coach [Kenny] Carter. He told me to call the head coach [Bobby Johnson] and the offensive line coach [Robbie Caldwell]. I called them. They were very excited. The offensive line coach is very excited. He now has three offensive line commits, and that's what they wanted. I think it's a good class, and they are very excited."

The Louisiana prospect enjoyed his visit to Nashville and was impressed with the campus.

"It's one of the nicest, cleanest areas I have ever been. It really appeals to me because everyone's goal is to graduate. I was really impressed with the facilities, and all the people. It is a great atmosphere to be in," Ruiz said.

When asked of other visits Ruiz said, "I don't think I am going to take any more visits. I am sure this is where I want to go. It feels great to be committed. I get to focus on my season and my grades. I don't have to worry about visiting and worrying about the number of scholarships I get. I think this place fits me."


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