Gopre Makes Multiple Rutgers Visits

Weequahic (Newark, N.J.) linebacker Sidney Gopre was one of the first to commit to Rutgers coach Kyle Flood and the class of 2014. Gopre took multiple visits to Rutgers during the camp period and impressed in multiple settings.

Weequahic (Newark, N.J.) linebacker Sidney Gopre was one of the overall show-stoppers during the month June camp period for Rutgers. Gopre camped as a linebacker during a Friday night skills camp and again at the team passing camp.

Gopre did not participate during the day camp, but returned to campus to spend time with defensive coordinator Dave Cohen.

"I'm just so comfortable around them now," Gopre said. "When I first met coach Cohen, I was actually nervous but now it's just like I'm one of the family. It's the same with coach [Kyle] Flood."

Gopre has a bit of growing to do at 6-foot-1, 210 pounds but showcased an impressive skill set during the Rutgers camp circuit. Rated as the No. 44 linebacker in the class of 2014, Gopre put up an explosive junior season with 132 tackles and five sacks.

"I keep coming [to camps] because it feels great to be there," Gopre said. "It feels like home already. It's kind of like the program back at my high school, so I'm just comfortable."

Gopre now has his sights set on his senior season with Weequahic. He helped lead Weequahic to a 9-3 record last season and wants to go out on top before transitioning to National Signing Day with Rutgers.

"I'm totally focused on my senior year right now," Gopre said. "It's going great this summer, so I'm excited to get it rolling. … [The camps] have been great for that. I know I'm going to be a better linebacker this season."

Gopre initially committed to Rutgers over a Temple offer, but since added Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State and Pittsburgh.

After initially saying he would look around with new offers, Gopre shut it down to remain committed to Rutgers.

"My coach has taken over all of that," Gopre said. "I'm handling it fine because I'm committed to Rutgers. I committed already, so I'm not talking to other schools."

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