Four-star WR Peele Talks Rutgers Junior Day

One of the top skill players in New Jersey's 2012 class is Linden High receiver Ruhann Peele, and he was on Rutgers' campus Saturday for Junior Day. After the event, Peele spoke to about his latest trip to campus, who he hung around with and the words of encouragement he received from Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano.

Linden (N.J.) High four-star receiver Ruhann Peele visited Rutgers plenty of times, but it didn't stop the 6-foot-1, 178-pounder and his mom from heading to Junior Day, where he was one of the biggest names at an event filled with elite class of 2012 prospects.

And Peele said his comfort level is increasing with each visit, which included his Junior Day trip.

"I got a better feel at Rutgers, and the coaches are always telling me they want me to go there," said Peele, whose Rutgers offer is his only one. "It was just getting more comfortable with the coaches. I'm always quiet with them, but I'm starting to open up a little more to them. I'm nervous first.

"Whenever I talk to college coaches, I don't have much to say until I get comfortable and they get to know me more."

Peele and his mom met with receiver coach P.J. Fleck and coach Greg Schiano during his visit.

"I hung around with coach Fleck a lot," Peele said. "I was with him most of the day, and I talked to coach Schiano before I left. He was telling me how it's a good place to go to, but I had to get my grades up, so I have to get on that.

"He said it was a good fit for me to go to that school, and I have to think about it and keep my grades up and stay out of trouble."

Peele dazzled the Rutgers staff when he camped there in June. He was physical, dominant, tireless and aggressive, and was the best receiver despite playing with a cast on his wrist and hand because of a torn ligament in his thumb.

Peele's injury healed for the season, but he is letting his body recovery by not running during the indoor track season.

"I'm not running this year to give me body a break," he said. "I'm going to start working out next week because I was giving myself a break because I've been doing sports since my freshman year constantly. I've been coming home and doing school work."

The only other junior day Peele is eyeing at this point is at Georgia, but that could change.

Is he getting close to making a decision?

"I'm not sure," Peele said. "I don't really know enough about the process."

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