OL DePietro Discusses Monday Trip to Rutgers

Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic offensive lineman Adam DePietro spent Monday on the Rutgers campus making his second unofficial visit in a month. Afterward, the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder spoke to ScarletReport.com about the trip, and what was so different than the one he made in late March.

For the second time in a month Lancaster (Pa.) Catholic offensive lineman Adam DePietro found his way to the Rutgers campus for a day-long visit.

And while some of the things were similar, a design set forth by Rutgers since the first visit was made with DePietro's father and the one Monday was with his mom, an interesting twist to this one was how much time DePietro spent with the current crop of Scarlet Knights.

"I was in the weight room for about an hour while they lifted," the 6-foot-4, 270-pound DePietro said. "I just kind of hung out with their guys, and got to sit in on an offensive line meeting. They recapped one of the scrimmages they had and I learned a little bit about their offense, and (offensive line) coach (Kyle) Flood's coaching style.

"I went out to eat with a few of the guys and I sat down and talked to coach (Greg) Schiano for about an hour. We sat down and talked about a lot of different things."

DePietro said he truly enjoyed meshing with the players.

"They were awesome," he said. ‘It seems like they are great people to be around. I could definitely picture myself fitting very well with them.

"This is the first time I really got to talk to the players, and kind of get to see the type of people they are. I really enjoyed that, and it left a great impression on me."

DePietro made the trip a month ago and learned many of the ins and outs of Rutgers. However, it was a trip he made with his father, and after experiencing it, he wanted to bring his mother back to meet the staff, see the academic presentation and get a feel for the campus.

And DePietro added he wanted to see the campus for a second time to better aid with his decision.

"It's really important to go back and get to see a place more than once so I can really get to know everything they're about, and get a better feel for it," DePietro said. "I don't think going once is enough to get a feel for what they're all about."

There are no other visits set on DePietro's calendar, but he said in the summer he will visit Michigan State as well as other schools in the midwest, and take a trip to Vanderbilt and other schools in the south.

So, with seven offers, does DePietro have a leader?

"Not really, to be honest," he said. "I haven't done a whole lot of paring down."

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