Running Back Garmon Sets Visit to Rutgers

McDowell High's (Erie, Pa.) Greg Garmon is one of the most sought after running backs in the region, and he spoke to about his plans to visit campus for spring practice. He also discussed what is drawing him to Rutgers, what is going on with his recruitment and when he plans to start cutting his list.

McDowell High (Erie, Pa.) running back Greg Garmon holds close to 20 offers, and the competition for one of the region's top breakaway threats is high.

And among those teams standing out to Garmon is Rutgers, who said his interest in the Scarlet Knights is very high, and quite real, and he is showing it by taking an unofficial visit this spring.

"I'm planning on going to the spring game April 30," Garmon told "I don't really know too much about them, other than they're in the Big East, but that is one of the schools that I would really like to get to know a little bit more."

The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Garmon said he is getting a very good vibe from his dealings with the coaching staff, led by assistant Robb Smith, who recruits western Pennsylvania.

"The coaching staff seems outgoing, kind, friendly and nice to talk to," Garmon said. "It seems like if I went there they would just bring me in and treat me like I'm one of their own children.

"I talked to coach (Greg) Schiano every once in a while, but I talk to him a lot on Facebook."

Garmon ran for 1,225 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior, which led to a bevy of offers. Pittsburgh, Penn State, Michigan, Florida State, North Carolina and Iowa are among the schools to offer, and more could be on the way.

"Right now the list is getting longer and longer," Garmon said. "I'm in the air with everything, but as football season comes, I'm going to start narrowing down my choices.

"It's been crazy, but at the same time it's a good experience to go through. This is one of the biggest decisions of my life. This is going to do a lot with my future."

One of the key surrounding Garmon's recruitment is finding time to speak with coaches at all the schools.

"Every time I go on Facebook I have three or four messages," he said. "One time I had 33 new messages."

Garmon already visited North Carolina, Pittsburgh and Penn State, where he will visit again this weekend, but said he doesn't think he will start trimming his list until the season approaches.

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