Michael Giacone, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound tight end, attended Rutgers' spring practice, and left with an offer after a meeting with coach Greg Schiano.
"My father and I went up and went to the tight ends meeting before practice, then watched practice," Giacone said. "Then, we went up to coach Schiano's office, sat down with him, started talking and he was telling us about the need for tight end at the school, and how I fit the tight end they're looking for, and then he handed out the offer."
"It's a little different because it's the home state school," he said. "All the offers I have now, I like all the coaches, I like all the facilities and all that, but it's definitely nice having the home state school. It's almost like a state pride thing."
While viewing practice, Giacone had the opportunity to see how he would fit into the offense, and how different things are from a year ago.
"I saw a big change from last year," Giacone said. "They utilize the tight ends a lot. There were a lot of balls thrown (to them), a lot of play-action stuff. It's a typical pro-style offense, which is perfect for a tight end."
While at practice, Giacone saw a familiar face in St. Peter's Prep running back and Rutgers signees Savon Huggins.
Giacone said he discusses his recruitment with Huggins and another Rutgers signee, St. Peter's Prep offensive tackle Keith Lumpkin, and sometimes the conversation turns to teaming up again in college.
"We talked about it a little," Giacone said. "They're not overly pushing, but they'll put their (thoughts) in and say why they chose to Rutgers. But they're my friends. They want me to make the best decision for what is best for me.
"It would be cool to play with them, but it's not going to be a reason to go to school."
Giacone said he does not have any favorites and "everything is wide open." He said he is visiting Indiana on May 15.