Brown Recaps "a Positive Visit"

Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) four-star receiver Noah Brown spent half of his Tuesday on an unofficial visit to Rutgers with his high school training camp getting underway. Brown spoke with about his visit and what stood out about a long night at Rutgers

Rutgers does not have a full-time receivers coach, but graduate assistant Matt Simon looks the part and then some, said Pope John XXIII (Sparta, N.J.) four-star receiver Noah Brown.

Brown spent Tuesday at Rutgers during the first week of training camp and said Simon's demeanor with a talented young group of wide receivers stood out.

"The way coach Simon coaches his wide receivers [stood out]," Brown said. "He has incredible energy and attention to detail. He seems like a great coach."

Simon joined the program in the offseason and impressed Brown with the way he coached receivers like Miles Shuler and Leonte Carroo at practice.

Rutgers was one of the first schools to recruit Brown, but Tuesday's visit put the Scarlet Knights in the "stock up" category.

"It made me feel a whole lot better about Rutgers," Definitely a positive visit."

Brown stayed with tight end teammate Ryan Izzo until 10 p.m. and enjoyed his sit-down conversation with head coach Kyle Flood.

"My talk with coach Flood was the same as always," Brown said. "He is a great guy and a great coach. I always enjoy speaking with him."

Brown is a long way from a college decision with hopes to visit Virginia Tech, South Carolina, Vanderbilt, USC, Michigan State and North Carolina. He visited Ohio State last week and left with the Buckeyes as his leader.

"After my visit I feel very good about Rutgers," he said. "I had a good time."

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