Wayne Hills QB talks Rutgers, NIKE camp

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Wayne Hills quarterback Kevin Olsen is shaping up to be one of the top passers in the Garden State for the Class of 2013. He already lists three Division I verbal offers. Find out why Olsen thinks Rutgers will be involved sooner rather than later ...

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Kevin Olsen feels that if he keeps performing like he did at Rutgers Stadium last Sunday, recruiting will significantly heat up this summer.

Olsen said he already has verbal offers from UCF, East Carolina and Florida State, but hopes that Rutgers gets into the picture.

"They haven't been to the school yet, but they will," Olsen said at last Sunday's NIKE camp. "My dad and Coach (Greg) Schiano are good friends. I think they'll get involved. I hope they do."

Olsen also has a former teammate, Scarlet Knights red-shirt freshman offensive lineman Chris Fonti, telling him plenty of good things about life at Rutgers.

"I was the backup quarterback when he was a senior, so we got to know each other," Olsen said. "He has good things to say. I know he's loving it there now."

No matter what Olsen hears from schools in the coming weeks, he said he plans to keep hitting camps this summer because it's the best way to learn and showcase his talent.

"My goals [at the NIKE camp] were just to get better and take advantage of all this good coaching that they brought in here," Olsen said. "All these d-1 coaches and guys with playing experience are great. They have different perspectives and I'm just trying to take little pointers that I've never seen before and use them by myself.

"I think they went pretty good. Everybody out there was playing hard. Everybody out there was working and it was just a great experience. Because I've been to Elite 11 ones before, but nothing like this. There were a bunch of really great athletes out here throwing to great receivers and there were great d-backs covering them."

Olsen's favorite part of the event, he said, was working with top receivers like Carlton Agudosi and against top defensive backs like Wayne Morgan and Elijah Shumate.

"These guys are good," he said. "They're a little bit different than throwing to the guys I have. I have a better vibe with my teammates, but I was feeling good with these guys once I started getting a feel for them and how they're going to run their routes.

"Even if your ball is not on-target, these guys are going to go up and make a play, whether it's one-handed or jumping 10 feet in the air. A few guys had catches [last weekend] that really made me just stop and say 'woah, now that's a highlight.'"

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