Four-star offensive tackle, Raymond Pulido, commits to Alabama
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On Saturday afternoon, four-star offensive tackle, Raymond Pulido, committed to the University of Alabama. On June 22, Pulido joined me on Instagram Live for an interview to discuss his recruitment at the time.
Raymond Pulido Interview
Pulido is a six-foot, six-inch, 345-pound offensive tackle from Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, California. He is ranked as the No. 39 offensive tackle, No. 35 recruit in California, and the No. 482 overall recruit in the country according to 247sports. Pulido chose Alabama over Oregon, Arizona, Louisville, and UCLA.
The dominant program that Alabama is and the reputation that Alabama has in the college football world is what drew Pulido to committing to the Crimson Tide. “The mentality, the culture, the facilities, the coaches, it was everything a guy that loves football could want,” Pulido said.
There is no question the Alabama coaching staff could recruit, as they currently hold the No. 1-ranked class for the Class of 2023 according to 247sports. Pulido is closest with Coach Holmon Wiggins, the Assistant Head Coach of Offense, and Coach Eric Wolford, the Offensive Line Coach. “They are both amazing coaches,” Pulido said.
Not only are his relationships solid with the coaching staff, but his relationship is already good with his fellow Alabama commits. “I am closest with Wilkin [Formby],” Pulido said. Formby is also a four-star offensive tackle and is from Northridge High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
With his senior year still in front of him, Pulido can’t help but be eager already to arrive on campus at Alabama. “I’m excited to go there already,” Pulido said. But what he’s most looking forward to when that time comes is “getting better and working hard at what I love.”
There haven’t been many programs that develops players better than Alabama has in recent years, so the Crimson Tide could most definitely get Pulido to wherever he wants to go in his career.