George Finds Rutgers "Friendly" During Visit

Willingboro (N.J.) High defensive end Kyle George committed to Rutgers in June, but it wasn't until this weekend he make his official visit. After arriving home from it, George spoke to Scarlet about it, and what he learned during it.

There wasn't much business involved for Kyle George during his visit to Rutgers, but the Willingboro (N.J.) High product and Rutgers commit certainly had plenty of fun during his official visit.

George, a defensive end, was hosted by defensive tackle Taj Alexander.

"I basically got the feeling of all the teammates," George said. "We got to hang out and we were talking, and they were teaching me that I have to adapt to things. We went to parties and went to the dorms and hung out.

"Most of the weekend was about education. There were sports, but I was talking to all the deans."

George also used the time to speak with many of the recruits in attendance, especially the non-committed players, and explain to them what they saw in Rutgers.

"I talked to everybody," he said. "We got a chance to tell them what was going on. I was going to see who committed, but no one did. …I was trying to trick them into it, just having fun with them."

George measured in at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds. He spoke with coach Greg Schiano and defensive line coach Randy Melvin about he fits into the defensive scheme.

"I'm probably going to stay at defensive end," he said, "so I can drop back into coverage and they want me to pass rush. I'm going to hit the weight room, which is something they talked about."

Although George had taken a number of trip to Rutgers and committed in June, the official visit gave him a different perspective of what student life came be like there.

"I just realized everyone is super friendly there," said George, who lived in Brooklyn until he was 10-years-old. "Even walking the streets, people come up to you and talk with you."

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