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Interest rising for JUCO DE Ruiz

Visalia (Calif.) College of the Sequoias defensive end Mason Ruiz is hoping for his chance to earn a FBS scholarship.

The 6-foot-4, 265-pound prep has garnered some early attention from Oregon, Kansas, Washington State and Miami among others.

"I've had a lot of contact with Oregon and Washington State so far," Ruiz said. "Kansas came by and checked me out and I know they loved my performance. I've had some contact with Miami too a little. Things are picking up, I'm just hoping for a shot."

Coming out of high school, Ruiz didn't have a lot of chance at exposure. Originally from San Joaquin Memorial in Fresno, Ruiz is hoping to turn things around now. His younger brother Jaylen Ruiz, recently signed with Fresno State.

"I'm still pretty raw and I haven't had a ton of coaching," he said. "Coaches who see me tell me they like my athleticism and how I play with a good motor. I've also been told I have really good footwork. I need to improve my hands as I keep learning."

Ruiz will have two years to play two after completing this upcoming season. He started playing football his sophomore year of high school.

He is being recruited at defensive end by all of the current college programs.

Film can be found on his 247Sports profile.

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