One such player is Montclair (N.J.) High safety Aamad Bush, who traveled with teammates Aubrey Lewis III and Julian Pinnix to watch Rutgers rally for a stunning 27-24 win last week against Connecticut.
"Rutgers was great," Bush said. "I enjoyed it a lot. It felt good being there to see them win such a close game. I got to talk to all the coaches. I just felt comfortable.
"On the way home, me, Aubrey and Julian were talking about how we all would look good in Rutger uniforms. It was a lot of fun, (and) can't wait to go back in a couple weeks."
Bush, a 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety, is hoping a strong senior season sends more offers his way. The Rutgers coaching staff was out to see Montclair play last month, and Bush recently received an offer from North Dakota.
"I just have to show I have a high motor, be around the ball, and just stand out when I'm on the field. (Rutgers) coach (Chris) Hewitt was at my game against North Bergen (Sept. 18) and he said he wants me to show out more, and show everybody that I'm the best athlete on the field."
Bush's summer was derailed by a broken collarbone while camping at Villanova in June, and his inability to camp at Rutgers and Temple kept the Scarlet Knights' coaching staff from seeing him in person.
Thus, Bush is trying to prove himself as a senior.
"I play as hard as I can," Bush said. "I barely come off the field, so it's hard to go full speed when you're tired, but you just got to push yourself. I guess it's just pushing hard through gassers at the end of practice then pushing through hard at the end of games."