OT Raulerson Gaining Momentum

OT Raulerson Gaining Momentum

Plant (Tampa, Fla.) offensive lineman Ray Raulerson hit double-digit scholarship offers last night and is a week away from visiting Rutgers. Raulerson discussed the latest in his recruitment and his expectations for a visit to Rutgers.

Plant (Tampa, Fla.) offensive lineman Ray Raulerson added four offers in the last week, including ones from three BCS programs. Officially hitting double digits last night when Louisville and Cincinnati informed him of offers, Raulerson is becoming one of the most sought-after tackles in Florida.

Raulerson is set to visit both Rutgers and Boston College next week during his spring break.

"I'm excited," he said. "Rutgers is a football powerhouse up there and they have everything going on pretty good and it's a great school. It's worth checking out the campus and all of the facilities in person and meeting all of the coaches. I have a pretty good relationship with coach [Damian] Wroblewski, the offensive line coach."

The Rutgers move to the Big Ten, Raulerson said, is a "big time" cause for interest because of the academic opportunities and prestige of being an offensive lineman in the conference.

"It's really exciting, knowing I have a chance for Big Ten football," Raulerson said. "It's great."

Wroblewski is the main recruiter for Raulerson at Rutgers, he said, but he expects to spend time with the entire offensive staff and head coach Kyle Flood next week on his visit.

"[Wroblewski] is a great coach," Raulerson said. "He's come down to Plant a few times and I've met him and we talked. He said he likes my athletic ability and versatility. Overall he's a pretty cool guy."

Raulerson will also visit Boston College next week and has already been on unofficial visits to UCF and South Florida.

"I want to see great athletic facilities and get an overall feel for every program recruiting me," Raulerson said. "It's very important, the overall atmosphere on the team. …Both of the Florida schools were really nice. They both had great facilities and campuses and everything. I liked both of them."

Louisville, Cincinnati and Missouri are the latest to offer Raulerson and are all candidates for visits later in the process, he said.

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