6-foot-10 line­man Rubelt com­mits

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS TUESDAY - By Matt Murschel [email protected]­lan­dosen­tinel.com

UCF added an­other piece to its 2020 re­cruit­ing class when it re­ceived a com­mit­ment from a three-star of­fen­sive line­man in Ger­many.

Paul Rubelt, a 6-foot-10, 285-pounder, an­nounced his de­ci­sion to play for the Knights via Twit­ter.

“Af­ter the Ari­zona State Univer­sity in­formed me that I will not be able to sign with them, I had re­opened my re­cruit­ment. Today, I’m very ex­cited and thank­ful to say that I’m com­mit­ted to @UCF_Foot­ball

Thank you for this op­por­tu­nity @coachjosh­he­upel @Ge­lar­bee @GridironIm­ports,” Rubelt wrote.

Rubelt re­ceived of­fers from a hand­ful of Power 5 schools, in­clud­ing Florida State, Min­nesota and Rut­gers but ini­tially chose to com­mit to Ari­zona State. But he changed his de­ci­sion af­ter he was told he would have to blueshirt with the Sun Devils, ac­cord­ing to SunDevilSo­urce, a 247Sports.com af­fil­i­ate.

When schools blueshirt an athlete, they of­fer a schol­ar­ship when they ar­rive on campus, but it would count for the school’s 2020 re­cruit­ing class as long as the player doesn’t play the up­com­ing sea­son.

Rubelt be­comes the 17th com­mit­ment of the 2020 re­cruit­ing class for UCF and the sec­ond high­est-rated re­cruit, ac­cord­ing to 247Sports com­pos­ite rankings. He is the fourth of­fen­sive line­man com­mit­ted to this class and the eighth over­all over the past two sea­sons.

The three-day win­dow for the early sign­ing pe­riod be­gins Wed­nes­day. It’s the first day re­cruits can sign a Na­tional Let­ter of In­tent bind­ing them to a school.


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