Stephenson Discusses Rutgers Official Visit

Sayreville War Memorial (Parlin, N.J.) three-star athlete Delon Stephenson is no stranger to the Rutgers football program. On campus weekly since his brother joined the football program this year, Stephenson went on his official visit this weekend and spoke with about why this visit stood out and his thoughts on his college position.

Hosted by his brother, freshman defensive tackle Daryl Stephenson, Sayreville (Parlin, N.J.) three-star athlete Delon Stephenson said he greatly enjoyed his official visit to Rutgers. Stephenson is a frequent visitor to Rutgers since verbally committing over the summer and said his official visit exceeded his expectations.

"It went good," Stephenson said. "I'm there so much that I didn't think this would be different. It was better than I expected. ... I was around a lot more players and recruits this time. I'm usually just hanging out with Daryl and his roommates."

Stephenson said he spent time with many of the defensive backs and running backs on the team along with Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) prospects Leonte Carroo and Elijah Shumate.

Head coach Greg Schiano told Stephenson when he committed that they envisioned him as a running back, but would give him a look at multiple positions.

On the visit, Stephenson said he sat in meetings with the defensive secondary and coach Jeff Hafley and also spent time with running backs coach Chris Hewitt.

"I think right now it's running back, but definitely special teams," Stephenson said. "I definitely want to do special teams."

Stephenson said the ideal position for him is slot receiver, but that he is not worried about that now as long as he gets a chance to play.

Prior to his official visit, the last time Stephenson was on the Rutgers campus was a week prior when he led Sayreville to a state championship at High Point Solutions Stadium. In his final high-school game, Stephenson logged nearly 200 yards of total offense, scored a touchdown, made 11 tackles and intercepted two passes.

"That was fun because I'll be playing there next year when I'm at Rutgers," Stephenson said. "It was big because so many people doubted us."

Stephenson said his main focus other than academics, will be to get stronger and faster in the weight room before enrolling at Rutgers during the summer. Stephenson plans to run spring track for Sayreville.

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