VA Athlete Takes First Trip to Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The spring game gave a chance for many non-local recruits to check out the Rutgers football program. caught up with Alex Figueroa (Brook Point High School, Va.). The 2012 athlete recruit talked thoughts on his first visit and participating in the NIKE camp the following day …

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – In Alex Figueroa's first visit to Rutgers Stadium, the Stafford, Va., native loved watching local product De'Antwan Williams do his thing. Figueroa, a rising senior at Brook Point High School, said he remembered Williams from his more than 8,000 career rushing yards in the Northern Virginia circuit.

Figueroa saw Williams run for 48 yards and a touchdown to go along with his Most Improved Offensive Player Award at halftime. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound DE/WR left with a positive impression of Piscataway.

"It was great seeing the game," Figueroa said the next day at the NIKE camp. "I liked watching [Williams] rep Virginia because there wasn't much Virginia up there. The players were all so focused and intense. It shows me what I need to do to be there someday."

On his visit, Figueroa said he met with multiple coaches and players, but spent the most time with wide receivers coach PJ Fleck and defensive line coach Bob Frasier. Fleck recruits his area and Figueroa said he thinks Rutgers likes him as a defensive end.

"Both Fleck and Frasier were cool guys," Figueroa said. "I think they like me at wide receiver or defensive end, but I'm not sure. I don't really have a preference."

Figueroa said he has no scholarship offers, but plans to hit the camp circuit this summer to get his name out there. He said he has had contact with many schools in the Southeast, specifically Duke, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland and Miami.

"I'm hearing from a ton of schools, but no offers," he said.

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