The Texas Longhorns haven’t been shy in pursuit of 2021 offensive tackle prospects, and that became evident yet again on Thursday morning, as Tom Herman and his staff put an offer on the table for Warwick (Penn.) product Nolan Rucci.
Thank you @CoachHand @CoachTomHerman for the offer and amazing chance to be a Texas Longhorn! @TexasFootball @McConaughey #HookEm pic.twitter.com/eHYjXyuW74— Nolan Rucci (@nolanrucci) January 31, 2019
Already the eighth 2021 offensive tackle to notch a Texas offer, Rucci joins elite talents such as Bellaire Episcopal star Donovan Jackson, Richmond Foster steamroller Rueben Fatheree, and Katy Taylor anchors Hayden Conner and Bryce Foster, among others, as top-tier talents on Texas’ big board.
Rucci’s Texas offer becomes his 11th overall, as the Longhorns join Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, and Wisconsin in pursue of his services.
Rucci’s two early Crystal Ball projections each side with the home-state Nittany Lions, and he visited Michigan last weekend.
The 6’8, 266-pound Rucci is currently unranked.