Massachusetts WR Talks Rutgers Unofficial

Worcester (Mass.) Academy receiver Canaan Severin holds four offers, and more should be coming as the spring evaluation period begins next month. He recently made an unofficial visit to Rutgers, and he talked to about a pair of connections he has to the football program.

Massachusetts is sporting more talent than usual in the 2012 class, and one such player making an impact is Worcester (Mass.) Academy receiver Canaan Severin.

The 6-foot-3, 200 pounder already holds a quartet of offers, and his recruitment by Rutgers picked up a few weeks ago when he made an unofficial visit to campus prior to his participation in the New Level Athletics 7-on-7 on the Scarlet Knights' campus.

"I took a visit to Rutgers and my head coach is good friends with the defensive backs coach (Jeff Hafley) at Rutgers," Severin said. "I like him a lot. I don't really know much about them, but I will definitely look at them."

Severin has been in contact with Rutgers since the visit, and is planning on making a trip to campus in the spring or summer.

But he is also getting plenty of interest from across the nation after making 40 catches for 570 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior.

"I have offers from Boston College, Virginia, Penn State and N.C. State," he said. "I'm hearing from schools like Michigan, Tennessee, Stanford, Connecticut, Maryland and Oregon."

Although interest is strong from a number of schools, Severin is enjoying the recruiting process. "I like all the schools that are talking to me," he said. "It's fun. The recruiting is great so far.

Getting offered might be the greatest feeling ever -- $200,000 for a free education, you can't get that every day.

"I didn't think this was going to happen. It's like a dream. People say that recruiting is going to be all hectic. They say, ‘It will get hectic soon.' It hasn't gotten there yet. I might not be this important to schools ever again, so I'm going to live it up and enjoy it."

The issue with Severin at this point is determining a schedule for unofficial visits in the spring and summer so he can get a better feel for campuses.

He also took trips to Penn State, Boston College (his mom attended B.C.), Connecticut and Maryland.

"I'm going to visit a lot of other schools for camp and in the summer," said Severin, who is in no hurry to make a decision. "I think it'll be a little later. Enjoy the visits, go to the schools, see what they have to offer."

One thing possibly working in the Scarlet Knights' favor is Worcester Academy receiver Ryan Rogers, who played at Bloomfield Tech before heading to Massachusetts, is planning to walk-on at Rutgers this summer.

"He can jump really high," Severin said. "The only thing is he needs to gain more weight, but he's a great athlete."

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