Flood, Meyer Visit Union City

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood made use of a day off during the bye week to visit Union City (N.J.) High School. Flood stopped Union City the day after Ohio State coach Urban Meyer where two of the top 2015 prospects in New Jersey – Steven Gonzalez and Daiquan Kelly – were excited about his visit.

Union City (N.J.) 2015 offensive lineman Steven Gonzalez received visits from the head coaches of his top two schools this week in Kyle Flood of Rutgers and Urban Meyer of Ohio State. Both schools offered Gonzalez this year and sit at the top of his list heading into the offseason.

"Out of the offers, I feel like it's those two at the top," Gonzalez said. "I like them both a lot right now. Then it's Wisconsin and South Carolina right behind them."

Flood was the first coach to offer Gonzalez a scholarship, and the two maintain a strong relationship.

"It's great that he made a visit," Gonzalez said. It showed that he cares, and they're still recruiting me highly at Rutgers. … I have a great relationship with all of the coaches at Rutgers. I visit all the time, whenever I get the chance. It's always a great visit whenever I get the chance to talk to coach Flood."

Gonzalez planned to visit Rutgers in September for a game, but had to postpone it. He hopes to return to campus Dec. 7 for the South Florida game if it does not conflict with Union City's playoff schedule.

Ohio State is the most recent off for Gonzalez, who said he was speechless when meeting Meyer Monday.

"It was a great experience just shaking his hand," Gonzalez said. "It was great that a coach like that came to see me and my teammates."

Athlete Daiquan Kelley, being recruited for defense at Rutgers, was equally excited to see Flood at Union City.

"I was surprised to see him, but I loved that [he came to see] me and two of my other teammates," said Kelly, who visited Rutgers in September and received an offer in the summer.

Running back Tamaine Boyd also received attention from the Rutgers staff. The 6-foot, 225-pound 2015 prospect has 1,088 yards and 18 touchdowns through the first eight games of his junior season.

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