Schiano Visits Jersey Shore Tight End

Middletown (N.J.) North High tight end Shilique Calhoun told he was looking at two schools, and he shared those two and what factors were going into his decision. Meanwhile, Rutgers coach Greg Schiano was in attendance for Calhoun's basketball game Thursday night.

Rutgers coach Greg Schiano attended Shilique Calhoun's basketball game and had time to speak with the Middletown (N.J.) High tight end and his family.

As it stands, the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Calhoun has whittled his list to Michigan State and Rutgers.

"Right now we're trying to take it one day at a time, but we're pretty close to a decision," Calhoun said. "Time is running out. There's a lot to weigh in. It's what my mom thinks is a good place to go, where I think is a good place to go, and where it's going to be a family atmosphere."

Calhoun visited Rutgers in December and took a trip to Michigan State in October. He also made official visits to Pittsburgh and West Virginia, but right now is concentrating on the Scarlet Knights and Spartans.

One of the big issues is whether Calhoun wants to go away for school, or whether he will leave home, but that may be something down on his list when making a decision.

"That's always a big complication in any decision," Calhoun said. "Right now I'm just trying to figure out what's the best school for me. If it's far away, it's far away. I have to do what's best for me because it's for my future."

At first, Calhoun acknowledged his mom would prefer he stay close to home, and with Rutgers being 30 minutes away, it put the Scarlet Knights in a very good position.

"It's no problem if I have to go away for school for four or five years," Calhoun said. "We talked about it and she's ok with it."

Calhoun was uncertain when a decision will come, but he anticipated making one in the next week.

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