2017 Chaffey OL Ronald Rudd has become a top JUCO offensive line target despite playing the position for just one season

As a prep, current 2017 Chaffey OL Ronald Rudd (6-7, 315) was a defensive lineman, but when he signed with the Panthers, he was moved to the offensive line and his freshman season was so impressive, many schools have already offered and more could be on the way very soon...

" I have 10 offers so far," Rudd told JCFootball.com recently. "I have offers from Colorado, Kansas State, Louisville, Memphis, Missouri, SMU, Southern, UAB, UCF and Washington State and the schools that I have been talking to a lot who could be close to offering are Oregon, Arizona State and USC."

Rudd is currently working on a plan to visit some of his suitors, but at this point it's still a work in progress.

"I'm planning things out with my dad for next month," Rudd said. "I'm looking at visiting a few of the schools that have offered, but I'm not sure which ones because I need to work out my schedule and my dad's schedule."

Last season, Rudd took his spot at left tackle and solidified one of the most important positions on the field for the Panthers.

"I feel like my pass-blocking is probably my best asset so far," Rudd said. "I don't let anyone get by me. I have good feet and I have long arms, so it helps me a lot in pass-protection, but I also feel like I am a pretty good run-blocker too because I like to be aggressive and finish my blocks."

Because he has spent only one season along the offensive line, Rudd has some work to do fundamentally, but he's further along than you would expect at this point in his development.

"He's a great player," Chaffey OL coach Kiyoshi Harris added. "He's strong and a hard worker. He's a special player who is only getting better."

Rudd prepped at Miller (Fontana, Ca.) High School and was unable to get qualified, so he decided to go the JUCO route and Chaffey landed him because of the program they are building and how they could develop him.

"I really liked it when I came up on a visit and I liked where the program here was headed," Rudd said. "I also liked what the program had to offer and felt like the coaches here could get me ready to play at the next level."

As we noted earlier, Rudd was a defensive lineman in high school, but it didn't take long for the coaches to convince him to move to the other side of the ball.

"They said early on that they felt like I was more of an offensive lineman," Rudd said. "They felt like I could make a bigger impact on that side of the ball and that I had a brighter future there, so they said they'd like me to try it and after I did I realized how much I liked it, so it was a good move and I'm glad they convinced me to give it a try."

Rudd is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2016 football season.

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