DeMatha's Three Get Rutgers Offers

Defensive ends Michael Moore and Brent Wilkerson and linebacker Sam Lebbie of DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) attended Rutgers' Junior Day, and left with verbal offers afer meeting with coach Greg Schiano. spoke to each of the players, who shared what they learned during the day and what the offers mean to them.

When defensive ends Michael Moore and Brent Wilkerson went to see Rutgers coach Greg Schiano as junior day began to wrap up, they saw linebacker Sam Lebbie already there and knew what was coming.

Still, the trio from DeMatha Catholic (Hyattsville, Md.) were pleased to head home with verbal offers from the Scarlet Knights.

"It was expected, but I really was excited," Wilkerson said. "They were talking to me a lot on Facebook and emailing. It wasn't a surprise. After it was over and they pulled us to the side, I thought it was going to happen. It was exciting."

Brent Wilkerson
The 6-foot-3, 243-pound Wilkerson already holds offers from Virginia and Delaware, and is getting interest from Penn State, Boston College, Michigan State and North Carolina State.

"I learned what Rutgers is all about, doing the right things, the right way," Wilkerson said. "I learned how important academics are to them, the integrity of the program, the football program and how it's coming up, and how coach Schiano is a family guy and dedicated to the team.

"I didn't know what to expect, but I actually have them high on my list."

Moore, a 6-3, 255-pounder, enjoyed the academic presentations and the tour of the campus.

"I got to see the campus and see the coaches I've been talking to (online) in person," Moore said. "The campus was real nice. I got to walk around and see how it was to be a student there. I got to talk to a player who was there.

"The facilities are real nice. I love the bubble, I love the weight room, the training room."

The 6-2, 215-pound Lebbie's offer is his second. He already had one from Maryland.

Sam Lebbie
"I'm really glad I got the offer," Lebbie said. "I really liked what Rutgers has to offer to the student-athletes."

The DeMatha trio also has a way to receive more in-depth insight into the program since former Stags safety Lorenzo Waters is a freshman at Rutgers.

"I like having him there so I can call and ask him questions to find out about the program," Moore said. "I went up to get an all-around look at the school to see if I go to school there, if I fit in there and what the campus is like."

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