Gauld talks recruiting

Allan Hancock OT Riley Gauld (6-5, 285) has the ideal size and athleticism to be a bookend tackle for a four-year school and things have begun to heat up on the recruiting front. caught up with the talented offensive lineman and he updated us on things including which school that has showed the most interest up to this point...

Gauld had a solid prep career at Santa Ynez High School in California, but he was unable to get a qualifying SAT score so he headed to a place he already knew well.

"Hancock is close to home and I liked the coaches," Gauld told "I was still able to be near my family and sorta make that transition to college which has helped me a lot."

As a freshman in 2008, Gauld started every game at "quick" tackle for the Bulldogs and said that's where he feels the most comfortable.

"I've always been a tackle so it was a natural fit for me there," Gauld said. "I have good quickness for my size and I'm getting stronger and I have good technique."

Gauld said he's getting interest from plenty of schools early on, but Tennessee is the school that he's spoken with the most.

"I've spoken to them a couple of times," Gauld said. "They seem the most interested right now, but I'm hearing from schools from the WAC, Mountain West, the Pac 10 and a few other places, but it's mainly just letters at this point."

Gauld has been hard at work in the classroom and he expects to be eligible to sign in December. Wherever he ends up, Gauld will have three years to play two once he arrives on campus.

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