2012 WR Checks Out Rutgers, Will Visit Campus

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) class of 2012 receiver Leonte Carroo, who holds a Rutgers offer, lives minutes from Rutgers Stadium, but the first game he took in as a recruit featuring the Scarlet Knights was Saturday at the New Meadowlands Stadium. However, he is planning a trick to campus in the near future. Carroo talks about the Scarlet Knights, and how he could fit into the offense.

Class of 2012 Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) receiver Leonte Carroo lives within walking distance of Rutgers Stadium, but his first visit to see Rutgers this season came Saturday when he watched the Scarlet Knights beat Army.

However, since the game wasn't at the Scarlet Knights' designated home field, he was unable to interact with members of the Rutgers coaching staff.

That will not be the case in a few weeks when Carroo, who was verbally offered in August by the Scarlet Knights, makes an unofficial visit to Rutgers for the Nov. 13 game against Syracuse.

"My football team, they gave us the weekend off so I thought it was finally the perfect opportunity to finally see a Rutgers game since I haven't been there in a while," Carroo said. "They were playing at the New Meadowlands Stadium, so I thought that would be a great experience.

"My schedule worked out perfect, but I think I'm going to have an opportunity to go to a Rutgers home game the next time they are home. The coaches are allowing me to go to that game."

Carroo, who is 6-foot, 190 pounds, is hearing mostly from Scarlet Knights receivers coach P.J. Fleck.

"He wants me to keep my speed and says right now (Rutgers needs) pass receivers of my size," Carroo said. "He said as long as I keep my speed and size, if I would go to Rutgers, I could be great."

Rutgers is not the only school taking notice of Carroo, who has more than 20 catches this season. He also holds verbal offers from Pittsburgh and Boston College, and is getting strong interest from Oregon, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Miami and Northwestern.

"As of right now, there are no (favorites)," Carroo said. "I'll just want and see what other offers I get, and I'll probably make my decision when the season is over."


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