Royster Knows Four He Plans to Visit

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) safety Sheldon Royster is identifying schools he will take official visits to, and he shared four of them with Royster talked about whether Rutgers made the list, and if the staff is staying in contact with him. Come inside to see what else Royster had to say about his recruitment.

JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) safety Sheldon Royster trimmed his list to a definitive four schools, with a fifth to be determined, and he is looking to make official visits after the season.

However, Royster acknowledged that it may not be possible to visit all five schools after the season, and may be limited to four.

"I'm trying to set up a couple of official visits with some schools," Royster said. "I think my top five would be the schools I'm taking officials to. Right now I can name four; Rutgers, South Carolina, North Carolina and Miami."

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Royster remains in contact with the staffs of each of the schools, and attended Rutgers' game against North Carolina last month. He also hears plenty from the Scarlet Knights staff.

"We're still keeping touch," Royster said after St. Peter's Prep beat Bayonne on Friday. "I just got a message from (Rutgers assistant) coach (Kyle) Flood from one of the (St. Peter's Prep) coaches saying good luck, and a message from (Rutgers) coach (Greg) Schiano saying good luck, so they're still staying in touch with me and I'm still staying in touch with them."

Previously, Royster said he was thinking about staying close to home to be near his mother, but that strategy could be changing.

"I don't think it's a factor that much anymore because she's saying she'll make the move, or do whatever she has to do," Royster said. "She knows she's going to have to send me off one day, and she'll be all right."

On the field, Royster had a tackle and scored on a 5-yard touchdown run against Bayonne as he continues to work back from an ankle injury he sustained in training camp.

The issue turned into a high ankle sprain early in the season, and he continues to be limited by it.

"I try to fight through it and do what I have to do," Royster said. "It's getting better. I've been going for treatment every day after school, so it's getting better."

Although Royster did not return punts and was limited in his activity in the 56-0 win against Bayonne, he displayed his coverage ability at times and also his capabilities blitzing off the edge, which he did in the third quarter to level the Bees quarterback.

"We try to surprise them sometimes, but on that play I was lucky they had a play-action," Royster said. "I don't mind. I love to hit. Hopefully, they send me on a few more blitzes."

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