McRae Planning Summer Visit To Rutgers

Rutgers landed cornerback Jonathan Aiken out of Chaminade-Madonna in the 2011 class, and the Scarlet Knights are back at the school recruiting receiver Fred McRae. The 5-foot-10, 165-pound McRae told he plans on making a trip to Rutgers in the summer, and he also talked about what he wants in a school, his best attributes and what he needs to improve on in the offseason.

Chaminade-Madonna High (Hollywood, Fla.) receiver Fred McRae will be visiting Rutgers in the summer, which will give him time to catch up with a friend and also check out one of the schools to give him an early offer.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound McRae also holds offers from South Florida, Florida International and UCF, and also is interested in Texas Tech and USC.

"I'm looking for an education and playing time," McRae said. "I want to leave the state. I want to experience new things."

McRae is being recruited by Rutgers receivers coach P.J. Fleck, and he said the only school jhe knows he will camp at is Rutgers.

The trip north will allow him to meet up with Scarlet Knights freshman Jonathan Aiken, who attended Chaminade-Madonna in the fall but did not play football.

"(Aiken) just tells me to come up there with him," McRae said. "(Fleck) tells me about the school when I talk to him. I want to talk to the coaching staff and experience the campus."

As a junior, McRae made 33 catches for 440 yards and three touchdowns. He also played cornerback and had three interceptions, but he is being recruited to play offense.

And that is why one of the non-offering schools that intrigues him is Texas Tech.

"They throw the ball a lot and I like their offense," McRae said.

McRae, who runs 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, said his assets on offense are "route-running and catching the ball."

As for his offseason plans, McRae was quick to point out where he needs to improve the most.

"Getting faster," he said. "I've been doing a lot of work in the gym, doing squats and running sprints."

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