Green Run WR Lakeem Rudolph (Photo: Andy Hilton/recruit757)
Commitment done, Lakeem Rudolph can focus on the fall
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
Green Run wide receiver Lakeem Rudolph (2020 WR 6-4 195) has seen the past year come and go like a whirlwind.
In the spring of 2018, he popped on the college prospect radar as a long and rangy wide receiver prospect. Offers rolled in and the summer progressed.
His junior season saw him contribute on both sides of the ball to a Green Run team that struggled to a 2-8 finish. Rudolph showcased his athleticism as a defensive back and wide receiver, laying big hits in the secondary and breaking big gains with using his reach and 4.5 forty speed to his advantage. Some have him compared to former Green Run standout Plaxico Burress, who made a name for himself at Michigan State and with a 14-year career in the NFL.
Soon after the season, Rudolph hit a rough patch. In late November, after leaving Green Run High School Rudolph was hit by a car. He was rushed into emergency surgery to repair his jaw. He also suffered broken ribs and a back fracture according to reports at the time.
Thankfully, he healed.
Rudolph picked up more college scholarship offers this spring and he narrowed his list to six schools in early June. Liberty, Old Dominion, East Carolina, Temple, Cincinnati and Virginia Tech made his short list.
He outlined his priorities with recruit757 at that point saying: “I want a school with a great campus and teammates going at it in practice, making each other better. Athletics, academics and campus life are a priority, and I want to make sure that my mom can trust and know that the coaching staff and school will take good care of her son while I’m away.”
Hokie assistant coach Zohn Burden (a Virginia Beach native) won out. Rudolph verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Rudolph was a man a few words when he committed, saying “This is home,” in a tweet.
“It’s a good program. I really loved it on my visit. I talked to some of the players and got to really ask how the coaches are and I heard nothing but good things. My mom trusts the coaching staff to take care of me when she is not around,” Rudolph added.
This is home 🦃 pic.twitter.com/xCCG6cTsIs
— Lakeem Rudolph (@Keemie_lou) July 3, 2019
At recent 7-on-7 competition, Green Run has demonstrated that speed and athleticism will be an asset. Lakeem Rudolph is expected to be a standout, and if they can improve on last year’s 2-8 record, history shows that only a few more wins should be enough to get them into the playoffs.
– Andy Hilton