Louisville has landed yet another HUGE commitment, this time in junior college offensive tackle Ronald Rudd. Rated the #17 overall player in JUCO, Rudd chose UofL despite holding offers from schools such as Utah, Baylor, Missouri, Washington St., and Colorado.

What made the former UCLA commit choose Louisville?

“The opportunity. I feel I can come in and compete right away and help win a national title.” Rudd said who made his official visit to Louisville December 3rd. “The facilities were amazing. Each athletic department had their own everything.”

The Chaffey College standout has established a good relationship with Coach Klenakis during his recruitment which made his decision even easier “I’ve been talking to him since he first offered me back in February. He has great knowledge on developing offensive linemen.” Rudd stated.

While Rudd is excited about playing with Lamar Jackson, he doesn’t care who the quarterback is as his mindset always remains the same “Honestly, I will protect any quarterback that I’m blocking for the same way, and that’s do everything in my power to make him feel like he doesn’t every have to worry about anybody who’s line up in front of me. I got his back or front 100%.”

At 6’7″ 305lbs, Rudd, the #3 rated offensive tackle in junior college by 247Sports, brings the size and experience to contribute immediately on an offensive line that loses 3 starters (Tobijah Hughley, Kiola Mahoni, and Khalil Hunter). “I’ll bring experience, good athletic ability, leadership, and toughness” Rudd stated.

Ronald Rudd is the 23rd commitment in the class of 2017 and the 4th offensive lineman, joining Cole Bentley, Poutasi Poutasi, and Joey Palmer.

Rudd is expected to try and enroll mid spring semester as he will finish up his current class on March 2nd.


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