Rudolph Familiar with Virginia

Mason Rudolph

Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, SC) quarterback Mason Rudolph has had a busy spring. The three star recruit has made plenty of visits during his spring break and now coaches are visiting him, including Coach Steve Fairchild. Rudolph talks about his new Virginia offer and the team UVa will need to compete with for his services.

Three star quarterback Mason Rudolph threw for 3,990 yards and 41 touchdowns,with only seven interceptions for Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, S.C.) Those stats have elicited quite a few offers including LSU, Mississippi, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, Louisville and now Virginia.

UVa was the latest school that extended a scholarship offer on Thursday, after offensive coordinator Steve Fairchild made a stop at Northwestern High.

"I called Coach Fairchild and he told me he was coming down to spring practice early in the week," recounted Randolph. "He came yesterday (Wednesday) and we talked briefly at practice and I got the offer today (Thursday)."

"He told me that he was really impressed with me at practice. He said he was going to try to be fair in the recruiting process with me- so I'm just blessed to have the opportunity."

Although a new offer, Randolph is familiar with the University of Virginia - with a lot of his family living near by.

"I have a good deal with family up in Harrisonburg. So I've been around the campus a good bit," he explained. "Obviously I know it's a great academic school and a good football school."

The Trojans playmaker is used to a spread offense at Northwestern High, but he doesn't mind the pro-style offense Coach Fairchild would be interested in running at Virginia.

"I am pretty much open to whatever. Coach Fairchild is a NFL caliber coach. I am definitely excited the opportunity at Virginia."

The Cavaliers are entering a pretty crowded field though.

"Past couple of months LSU, Oklahoma State, and Ole Miss have shown the most interest," said the 6-foot-4, 195-pound signal caller.

The Tigers continue to be the one to beat as the coaching staff have maintained consistent interest in Rudolph.

"They've just been in contact a lot and have built that relationship through talking and visits. They did also come to spring practice," he said.

"But with Virginia coming into the picture who knows what will happen," he added. "I'm still pretty open right now, I am just trying to get through spring practice. And then think about it, sit down with my parents and see what I'm thinking after that."

This spring he has visited "LSU, Georgia, Alabama, Ole Miss, Oklahoma State, (and) Virginia," with no plans set for the summer.

"We tried to knock out most of my visits my spring break, so I can relax this summer. So we haven't really mapped out any visits this summer. Right now I am just concentrating on my team and getting us through this spring practice."

Although he has not mapped out his visits this summer, he has mapped his key factors when it comes to a decision.

"A good head coach," he stated. "Someone that I trust, someone who has good character, someone that I would want to play for. And then probably secondly I am looking at the depth chart. Am I going to play in the school? Am I going to red shirt? Then the college feel of the campus, what it feels like to live there. Can I get a good degree at this school?"

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