ROCK HILL, S.C. – Logan Rudolph, 3-star tight end from Northwestern High School, received his eighth offer today; and it came from Oklahoma State.
Rudolph reported the offer on Twitter, and it’s worth noting that the Cowboys join an offer sheet that features the likes of Michigan and Kentucky, as well as Georgia State, East Carolina, Duke, Charlotte and Appalachian State.
— Logan Rudolph (@Logan4Rudolph) October 8, 2015
He may not have many offers at this juncture, but keep in mind the fact that he’s only a 2017 recruit. The fact that a school like Michigan has already offered should tell you something about his skill-set as well, so it’s safe to say that Oklahoma State will likely not be his last major college football offer. Though more schools are likely to follow suit, what makes the Oklahoma State offer so interesting when evaluating Rudolph’s recruitment is the fact that he has a major tie to the school and football program in his brother, Mason Rudolph. Bleacher Report’s Damon Sayles pointed that out shortly after news of the offer broke:
— Damon Sayles (@DamonSayles) October 8, 2015
Mason is Oklahoma State’s starting quarterback—as a sophomore mind you—and family connections are generally pretty big in college football recruiting.
Sure, sometimes a recruit will decide he doesn’t want to live in an older sibling or parent’s shadow at a school, but more often than not the chance to travel the same path as a family member and be a legacy at a school is a powerful recruiting tool. Its not a guarantee, of course, because nothing in the recruiting world is a guarantee. With that said, when a recruiting analyst finds out a recruit has an older brother on the team or a dad who’s played at the school; that’s generally very noteworthy.