It's been a great 2 years in Knoxville. Going to miss all my brothers. -Proud to now be a mountaineer! God is good— Ray Raulerson (@Rauler_64) July 2, 2016
In 2013, WVU recruited Ray Raulerson in high school, where he attended Plant High School in Tampa, FL. Raulerson ultimately chose the University of Tennessee. West Virginia will have the last laugh because Raulerson has now decided to transfer to the Mountaineers.
Ray Raulerson redshirted in 2014 and saw his first action in 2015. He played in 5 games, making his first appearance against Bowling Green.
Raulerson was rated as a three-star prospect during high school and had a long list of Power 5 school offers including Auburn, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Nebraska and Mississippi State. He was rated the 54th offensive tackle in the nation and the number 77 prospect in Florida.
Despite being recruited as a tackle, Raulerson played center for the Tennessee Volunteers. The Mountaineers currently have a vacancy in 2017 because Rimington Watch List and Pre-Season All American Tyler Orlosky is a senior and will graduate after this year.
Raulerson will sit out the 2016 season and be eligible for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.