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FSU Picks Up OT Commit

Monday, December 16, 2013 1:47am
By: Andrew Tie

Even with a national championship game in less than a month, Jimbo Fisher and his staff are out recruiting. They picked up the commitment of offensive tackle Brock Ruble, a behemoth who becomes the 25th commitment of the 2014 class. 

Ruble, who towers over most at 6-foot-8, 320 pounds, comes from Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic. 

He had Maryland and N.C. State in his final three. He also had offers from big football schools such as Florida, Ohio State, Tennessee and Wisconsin. 

Ruble said academics and early playing time were important factors in his decision. 

"Everything about Florida State was a big draw for me," Ruble told Rivals.com. "From the coaches to the people behind the program to the players to the people to hang out with around the building, everybody was so great. The academic structure for Sports Broadcasting was great for what I want to do when football ends."

He's a three-star prospect ranked the No. 43 OT in the country by Rivals.com. Scout.com has him at No. 76. 

With Florida State's incredible success with offensive linemen in recent years (Cameron Erving won the Jacobs Blocking Trophy this year), it's easy to see why the Seminoles appealed to Ruble. He joins junior college prospect Chad Mavety and Ethan Frith as offensive tackle commits for FSU.

You can watch Ruble's highlights here on Hudl or here on ESPN.