GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Logan Rudolph currently holds offers from three dozen schools, and almost all of them want him to play defensive end.
Then there’s Florida.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder visited UF for the first time last weekend.
“Great day, just a great experience meeting the coaches and everybody. Definitely glad I came down,” Rudolph said. “”It’s a great college town, great weather, beautiful day. I don’t think you can go wrong here, so it was awesome. It was sweet.”
Sitting down with the Florida coaches and hearing what they thought about him was the best part of his trip.
“They just expressed a lot of positivity,” Rudolph said. “They loved my tape, and I was excited. It’s a huge program, lot of great tradition here. I was pumped.
“Meeting with coach (Jim) McElwain and just kind of hearing where he wants to use me, and meeting my position coach, Chris Rumph. Those were the top highlights.”
Rudolph plays both ways for Northwestern High School in Rock Hill, S.C., and McElwain would like that to continue with the Gators.
“They kind of talked both ways, offense and defense. Tight end too,” Rudolph said. “But coach Rumph coaches the D-line, so definitely pass rush, that would be one of my main things. If a little tight end is involved too, that’s fine with me. I’m just a football player. If I come here, that’s what I’ll do.”
Rudolph has only visited six of the 36 schools that have offered him, and he plans see several others before deciding.
“Don’t have an exact timeline, but we’re going to visit some more places definitely,” Rudolph said. “Maybe late summer, early in my senior year I’ll make a decision. I might take a few officials.”