2014 three-star offensive tackle Ray Raulerson is one of the stars at the prestigious Plant High in Tampa, Florida, and his recruitment is really starting to heat up big-time. One of his top schools, the Tennessee Volunteers, is set to host him on an unofficial visit today, and this is a huge visit for both Raulerson and Tennessee. If the Vols can impress him enough, then Butch Jones could very well have the next commitment under his belt. Other schools jockeying for Raulerson big-time are the Kentucky Wildcats, Vanderbilt Commodores, Louisville Cardinals, and Oklahoma State Cowboys. There are a pair of in-state rivalries at play here (Vanderbilt and Tennessee, as well as Kentucky and Louisville), so Raulerson’s recruitment is definitely one to watch closely.
Those five schools are in the best position to land Raulerson, but there are many other programs that the three-star OT is high on. The Auburn Tigers, Indiana Hoosiers, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, N.C. State Wolfpack, and in-city South Florida Bulls are five other programs that are in a good position, though they are less heralded than the five schools win the previous paragraph (with the exception of Auburn).
Ray Raulerson is definitely a wanted man, and all eyes are on how today’s visit at Tennessee goes. He will visit the Volunteers after visiting an in-state, SEC rival in the Vanderbilt Commodores yesterday, and Raulerson has a visit set in two days with the Big 12′s Oklahoma State Cowboys. Raulerson is one of the top 1000 recruits and top 75 offensive linemen in the class, and the 6’4″, 275 pound Plant High star also finds himself ranked by the 247Composite as the 130th-best recruit in the country.
It will be interesting to see when the three-star tackle narrows down his list, because there are so may major schools that he has high interest in. Today’s visit at Tennessee is big, and we’ll look for more updates on Raulerson as they come.
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