New Jersey RB Names Favorites

Andre Callender, the coveted running back from New Jersey's Seton Hall Prep, has 15 scholarship offers. He names his top teams.

Name: Andre Callender
Position: RB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.3-4.4
School: Seton Hall Prep, West Orange, NJ

Andre ran for over a thousand yards as a sophomore even though he started in only about half of Seton Hall's games that year.  As a junior, he had 1,772 yards in 9 games for 24 touchdowns, averaging 9.7 yards per carry.

Most colleges are recruiting Andre to play running back, although he named Ohio State, Michigan, Nebraska and Syracuse as some teams recruiting him as a cornerback.

"I'd rather play offense," Andre admitted, "but if I have to I would play defense.

"I have 15 offers:  Boston College, Michigan State, Penn State, North Carolina, Clemson, Purdue, that's all I can think of right  now."

Virginia and Rutgers have also offered.

"So far, I've seen Penn State, Syracuse, Rutgers and Virginia.  I was at Rutgers and Virginia for junior days and I went to Syracuse for a one-day visit."

He does not have any other visits scheduled at this time although he would like to attend a few college games this year.

"Right now I like Michigan State, Penn State, Boston College, Clemson and North Carolina.  It may change, I don't know."

Andre believes Penn State was the school that started recruiting him the earliest in his career.

"I was at Penn State in July.  They had some junior day where they brought in top recruits.  I came the day before because I  couldn't make it the next day.  I just looked around the campus and saw the facilities and weight room, stuff like that.  I  didn't meet Joe Paterno because he was at a Big 10 meeting."

He enjoyed his first visit to Happy Valley.  According to Andre, Penn State is recruiting him to play running back.

When does he plan to have a final decision made?

"Probably after the season, after all my visits," he said.

Who might he visit?

"I want to get down to North Carolina and probably get up to Boston College."

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