"It's a little better now. It bothered me most of the season. It was tough, I had to stay off of it a bit but after staying off it I was able to come back."
Even without his services for a good portion of the season, Rudd's Thornton Township squad made the playoffs with a winning 6-4 record. Thornton Township lost in the first round of the playoffs.
However, Rudd notes that he played very well in his final two games. "I played a lot better [in those,]" he said. "I had 109-yards in the second half of the Romeoville game and close to 100 against Brother Rice."
Now that Thornton Township has fallen out of the playoffs, what is his plan for the offseason? "I'm working out mostly with my dad and fellow players, Marcus [Randle El], and Tim Jamison. We're good friends too. We kick it all the time."
What schools are left on Rudd's list? "Wisconsin, Wake Forest, and Michigan," he said. "All three offered." Along with those three, Rudd notes that Northwestern, Northern Illinois, and Illinois have offered.
Does Rudd have a current favorite at this point? "Nah, they're pretty much equal I guess. I know how Wisconsin is, I know how Michigan is, and I know how Wake Forest is. Really though, I'd say Wake Forest looks pretty good right now."
Rudd will visit Wake Forest on the 22nd of this month along with his two teammates mentioned earlier, Marcus Randle El and Tim Jamison. "Marcus and Tim are going to Wake Forest with me and I think we're all going to Wisconsin on December 5th."
Rudd plans to take all five visits before deciding.