DeMatha OL Brock Ruble commits to Florida State

DeMatha OL Brock Ruble commits to Florida State
December 13, 2013, 2:30 pm
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DeMatha (Md.) offensive lineman Brock Ruble will not stay close to home play his college football, committing to coach Jimbo Fisher and No. 1 Florida State during a press conference Friday afternoon.

Ruble, a 6-8, 321-pound prospect from Hyattsville, Md., chose Florida State over Maryland and NC State. He is rated as the 43rd best prospect at his position nationally and three-star recruit overall, according to Rivals.com.

Maryland has made a strong push for offensive linemen during this recruiting period, targeting Ruble, Bishop McNamara's Damian Prince, and Weeki Wachee (Fla.) tackle Marcus Applefield.

Applefield also passed on the Terrapins, though, announcing his commitment to Rutgers on Friday.

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The offensive line was one of Maryland's weakest units this season and the deficiencies were most evident against teams with the fastest defenses, including Florida State.

Looking forward for Maryland, the Prince decision is yet to come and long-time commit Derwin Gray will enroll at Maryland on Jan. 4, he confirmed via Twitter this week.

Gray, a 6-4, 291-pound tackle, is a four-star prospect originally from Friendship Collegiate Academy (D.C.) but spent this semester prepping at Fork Union Academy (Va.).