Ennis On the Radar of Many, Including Terps

There are a number of intriguing athletes in New Jersey's 2015 class outside of the clear headliners like Minkah Fitzpatrick. One such under-the-radar gem who may soon burst onto the radar is Millville (N.J.) cornerback/running back/receiver Robert Ennis, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound jack of all trades with 4.3 40-yard-dash speed.

There are a number of intriguing athletes in New Jersey's 2015 class outside of the clear headliners. And one such underrated gem who may soon burst onto the scene is Millville (N.J.) cornerback/running back/receiver Robert Ennis, a 5-foot-10, 170-pound jack of all trades with 4.3 40-yard-dash speed.

Ennis doesn't have any firm offers as of yet, but he's on the radar of a number of Division I-A programs like Georgia Tech, Northwestern, Penn State, Boston College, Rutgers, Vanderbilt, Syracuse, Maryland and even Oregon.

"Coaches from all those places have contacted me on Facebook and want me out for visits," said Ennis, who is mainly being recruited as a running back. "Honestly, they all seem really interested. I know Rutgers really likes me, Northwestern has been in touch quite a bit and Penn State tells me good things as well. Coach [Lee] Hull from Maryland just hit me on Facebook recently and seems interested too."

Ennis said Hull invited him down for the Maryland-Boston College game in Byrd Stadium, but the Jersey athlete wasn't able to attend. He said his football schedule has precluded him from traveling to schools too far from his home.

"I've been getting a lot of mail from Maryland asking me to attend games, but I played on Friday nights and wasn't able to make it. By the time I would have driven down there on Saturday morning and come back, it's tough to do," Ennis said. "But I definitely would like to attend a game there at some point, and go for a visit this winter or spring.

"I'm going to see a lot of schools this offseason and hopefully Maryland will be one of them."

The Jersey athlete said he doesn't know a whole lot about Maryland other than the fact the Terps are bowl eligible this year and moving to the Big Ten in 2014. The latter fact, especially, resonates with him.

"Definitely I want to be on TV, on a prime stage, and being in the Big Ten and having games on TV all the time is attractive to a lot of people, including me," Ennis said. "So that's something that stands out about Maryland."

Ennis hasn't been able to see College Park, Md., yet, but he's been to two nearby schools, Rutgers and Penn State. He said he's attended multiple games in Piscataway and went to a pair of PSU bouts last fall.

"I liked both schools – both great campuses, great areas and the atmosphere at Penn State was great," Ennis said. "But I'm the kind of kid that wants to get out a little bit and see new places. I kind of want to go farther away for college ot experience something different."

This offseason, Ennis said he "really" wants to see Northwestern, Oregon and even Texas, even though the Longhorns haven't said anything to him. He said he'll be playing on the Team USA U-17 team, which has games in Arlington, Texas, giving him an opportunity to see some area programs.

"I'm looking forward to this offseason just so I can see a bunch of different places," Ennis said. "Hopefully I'll get a few offers when go too."

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