East No. 9 WR Amad Anderson's latest trip to Rutgers was special

Staten Island (N.Y.) Curtis athlete Amad Anderson's visit to Rutgers provided the star receiver with a different feel for the program.

Amad Anderson, the No. 9 receiver in the East, made past visits to Rutgers and they went well, but his trip last week was a bit more special.

It left the Scarlet Knights in a good position for the Staten Island (N.Y.) Curtis receiver, who can also play cornerback.

"Everyone was interacting with me, like the coaches and the players, and the discussions I had with the people there, it felt good," Anderson said. "I was on the field and watched them practice."


The 6-foot-1, 170-pound Anderson was at Rutgers for a practice and he spent time watching the offense and the defense.

He was made to feel like a priority as he was accompanied around the fields by coaches, and was on the field as drills were going on around him.

"I was rotating around everywhere," he said. "I was with the offensive coaches, I was the defensive coaches and I was with coach (Chris) Ash," Anderson said.

Nearly a week after the visit, Anderson still had strong feelings because of the way the Scarlet Knights recruited him.

"I liked the way interacted with me, and the way they are always in contact with me," he said. "They make me feel welcomed when I go there."


Rutgers landed a pair of players from New York City in the 2017 class in Olakunle Fatukasi and Tim Barrow, and are in the thick of it for several New York City players in the 2018 class in Anderson, receivers Sean Ryan and Lucas Nunez and linebacker Zihir Lacewell.

Anderson said the way Rutgers is recruiting New York City, which is less than an hour from campus, is important.

"They're doing a pretty good job," Anderson said. "When I was down there, the coach said schools like Alabama and Ohio State, they recruit kids in their area, and that is how they build their program. (Rutgers) is doing a better job of recruiting New York kids and Jersey kids to build the program, and he's doing a pretty good job of recruiting not just me, but the other guys (from New York)."

So, when will Anderson decide?

"Some time before (his) spring ball is over I'll probably have my decision," he said. "It will probably be the end of May or early June when I make my decision."

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