Tight End Morris Recaps Rutgers Visit

Barnegat (N.J.) High tight end Ryan Morris holds six offers, and made a visit to Rutgers on Saturday in hopes of getting a seventh. Morris talked about his visit, what he learned from wathcing the practice, and the interaction he had with the coaching staff. Also, Morris talked about whether or not the Scarlet Knights offered.

Barnegat (N.J.) High tight end Ryan Morris spent his Saturday watching Rutgers practice and speaking to the coaching staff as part of an unofficial visit to campus.

He left without an offer, but with good feelings about the program.

"It was a great day," Morris said. "They seem very interested. I talked to the tight ends coach (Brian Angelichio), my recruiting coordinator, coach (Robb) Smith, and it was a great day, a good practice."

The 6-foot-5, 237-pound Morris also spoke with Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano and recruiting coordinator Tariq Ahmad while also keeping an keen eye on the practice.

"I was able to see how the tight ends work with the coach in practice, and what sort of tempo the practice will be at," Morris said. "It was a great practice."

Morris holds offers from Indiana, Purdue, Louisville, Syracuse, UCF and Tulane, and is waiting to hear about an offer from the Scarlet Knights.

"They didn't say what I needed to do," Morris said. "They just said that I'm looking great, have good size and to keep doing what I'm doing in the weight room, and with track."

A first-year participant in track, Morris is showing his athleticism.

He is working with the sprinters to improve his speed and explosion, and is throwing the javelin.

"They knew I was going to do track, and they said they needed kids who can throw the javelin, so I was like, ‘Ok, I'll do it,' " Morris said. "Getting the form and learning how to throw it (is the hardest). It's sort of like throwing a football, and throwing a baseball, but it's a little different. You have to get your form down.

"The workouts are great, and they get you in good shape."

Morris is coming off a junior season in which he caught 30 passes for 494 yards and four touchdowns.

During his spring break next week he has visits set up to Louisville, Cincinnati, Purdue and Indiana. He also plans on visiting Syracuse and UCF, and is contemplating visits to North Carolina and Duke.

However, there is something special about the Scarlet Knights.

"I love Rutgers," Morris said. "They're the home school, the state school, so I like them a lot."

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