Is Rutgers Still Recruiting Foesel?

After playing receiver the last few years, DePaul High's (Wayne, N.J.) Dan Foesel is adding more tight end and H-back responsbilities this season, which ffits into what Rutgers wants. The Scarlet Knights had Foesel rated as one of their top non-offered players in New Jersey prior to the season, and now that Foesel has played three games, he gives an update as to what is going on.

DePaul High (Wayne, N.J.) tight end Dan Foesel's film from the first three games is starting to hit the circuit, which means things may pick up in his recruitment again.

There was a lull throughout September, with colleges focused on their seasons and also waiting for the first month of the high school to play out before they receive film on prospects.

The 6-foot-2, 235-pound Foesel, who is being recruited by most schools to play H-back, was high on Rutgers' list of non-offered players, but there hasn't been much contact between the sides lately.

"I haven't heard too much from them," Foesel said. "I haven't gotten any phone calls, but my coach has talked to them. I've gotten a couple of letters in the mail, but nothing besides that.

"I would definitely love to hear from them and not draw it out. I would like to know if I'm still there, or if it's fading away. Right now, I'm not too worried about it, but I'd like to hear it pretty soon."

Foesel holds an offer from Central Florida, and added James Madison and Monmouth were at a recent game.

"I know a couple of schools have been to some of the games, and a couple (Division) I-AA schools have given me a call," he said. "I know that North Carolina stopped at the school and wanted to talk to the head coach, but we didn't have school last Friday.

"I talked to Central Florida every once in a while to stay in touch with them and a few I-AA's but other than that, nothing much else."

In three games, Foesel has a team-leading 14 catches for 189 yards and a score. As a junior he made 25 catches for 412 yards and six touchdowns.

"I'm hoping to get out to a Rutgers game pretty soon," Foesel said, "but I haven't really talked to anybody much."

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