East No. 12 DE Jayson Oweh talks recent SEC, Big Ten offers

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Defensive end Jayson Oweh breaks down his latest offers, and a possible change in his recruitment.

Jayson Oweh has more offers than football games played in his high school career, and they all came in the last three months.

And expect more to come his way after measuring in at 6-foot-5, 236 pounds, and running the 40-yard dash in 4.63 seconds at The Opening Regional at the New York Jets' practice facility.

The first offer came from Rutgers in early February, and the Blairstown (N.J.) Blair defensive end said a few recent ones opened his eyes.

"Penn StateGeorgiaVirginia Tech and Wisconsin," he said. "I want to visit a few schools in the south like Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia."


Oweh's offer list also includes MarylandVirginia and Louisville, but he has no desire to make a college choice soon. He said he will announce his decision after his senior season, and given he does not have much knowledge of many of the schools to extend offers, a lot of research is needed.

However, two schools he visited are Rutgers and Penn State.

"Penn State, they have good academics and good football, too," he said. "And I love coach (James) Franklin. He keeps it real with you. He's a cool guy."

His familiarity with Rutgers runs deep. 

Prior to attending Blair, he spent his first two years of high school as a basketball player at Rutgers Prep, which is a few miles down the road from Rutgers University.

"Rutgers is always up there," he said. "It was my first offer, and I like them. They tell me I can play tight end, and they will be flexible with me. They want me to stay home and play there."

Nearly every school is telling Oweh tight end is a possibility, but Wisconsin is telling him something different.

"That's one for tight end, and I'm a defensive end, so I like that," Oweh said. "It feels good. I know I can play both sides of the ball. I know I'm athletic. They haven't seen me because on my tape, I don't have anything at tight end."

Academics are important to Oweh, who attends a boarding school in northwest New Jersey, and Georgia Tech offers something he likes a lot.

"They're good at engineering and that's what I want to major in," he said. "They tell me they love my athleticism, and they know it's my first year of football. They know my skill set."

While he is visiting Georgia Tech this summer, Oweh will also check out Georgia to learn about the school and the program.

"It's the SEC, and I love Georgia," he said. "I don't know much about them, but I want to get down there and learn more about them."

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