|Ruckdashel makes 'Golden' pledge12/15/2004 GopherIllustrated.com|
Apple Valley (Minn.) Eastview offensive tackle Ryan Ruckdashel has decided to make his college decision a little earlier than expected. Ruckdashel had planned to make his college pledge shortly after his schduled January 14th official visit to Michigan State. Ruckdashel had offers from the Spartans along with Minnesota and Iowa State. Ruckdashle spent the last two weekends visiting the Gopher and Cyclone programs and the official visit to Minnesota helped seal the deal. Ruckdashel becomes the fifth Minnesotan to make the decision to stay home.