OL Brodie Feeling "Just Enough Pressure"

Long Branch (N.J.) High four-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie made another trip to Rutgers for last weekend's spring game, and before it he met with Rutgers coach Greg Schiano. The 6-foot-5, 270-pound Brodie spoke to ScarletReport.com about the visit, and just how familiar he is with the Rutgers program.

Long Branch (N.J.) High four-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie was offered by Rutgers 10 months ago, one of his best friends signed with the Scarlet Knights and his knowledge of the program allows him to bypass the usual recruit tour.

And when the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Brodie visits campus, like he did for Saturday's spring game, he is reminded how much Rutgers wants him. That was again the message when Brodie met with coach Greg Schiano just before the Scarlet-White game kicked off.

"I missed probably the first two minutes of the game," Brodie said. "We were talking for 10 or 15 minutes. It was all good things. He didn't try to pressure me or anything. He wanted to know how things were going with workouts, his expectations for (2011), and all that stuff.

"He made sure he said something about it toward the end of our talk. They're giving me just enough pressure but not a lot. That's what I like. "

Brodie, like Rutgers signee and former Long Branch standout Miles Shuler, has been to Rutgers so much he knows the ins and outs of the program.

"You always learn something new, but I do know a lot of stuff up here already," Brodie said. "I don't even take the tour anymore. (Saturday), I just sat there (in the recruiting lounge) eating the buffet the whole time. "

Brodie isn't sure when he will trim his list (or make a decision), but it may not be until after the spring evaluation period, especially since new schools are entering the mix.

Alabama was by the school last week, and Miami stopped by twice in the last few weeks. Brodie already built a relationship with Hurricanes coach Al Golden, the former Temple coach.

"They're good schools," Brodie said. "I like Miami. I like the coaches a lot. It seemed like when he was at Temple, he was recruiting me and then he started to fall off a little bit. Then, he went to the ‘U,' and I've been getting emails from him and information from them recently."

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