2014 three-star prospect Brock Ruble, a hulking offensive lineman from local DeMatha, has committed to Florida State, continuing Maryland's recent drought with the local powerhouse.
Pick is in @pass_the_brock FSU!
— Rachel Klein (@RKleinFOX) December 13, 2013
Ruble picked the Seminoles over Maryland and NC State, although he also held offers from Ohio State, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Florida, among others.
It's not a huge loss for the Terps -- at 6'8" and 315 pounds, Ruble certainly has an excellent frame for a Big Ten tackle, but he's considered a project, especially technique-wise. Maryland already has a large group of offensive lineman coming in -- Jared Cohen, Larry Mazyck, Brendan Moore and Derwin Gray -- and are hoping to bring in five-star DC tackle Damian Prince, as well.
As to what this means for Maryland's status with Prince? I wouldn't read too much into it, but it certainly couldn't hurt. What it does mean, however, is Randy Edsall's staff does not have the desired relationship with DeMatha -- the only player on Maryland's roster from the school is walk-on defensive back Michael Washington.
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