19 in 19: OLB Quentin Gause

ScarletReport.com continues its "19 in 19" series to profile each of the incoming freshmen with three-start linebacker Quentin Gause. The 6-foot-2, 215 pound Gause spoke to ScarletReport.com about getting physically ready for college football and academic plans ...

Bishop Kearney (Rochester, N.Y.) linebacker Quentin Gause has always been a workout warrior. So when he signed his National Letter of Intent to attend Rutgers and received a workout plan from the coaching staff, he wasn't satisfied.

Gause added his own twist.

"I added a few things of my own to the workout program they gave me," Gause said. "I'm doing these workouts every day because I want to be in great shape when I get there."

Gause made multiple visits to Rutgers last semester, used the facilities, met teammates and said he can't wait to get there for real.

He is academically cleared and set to enroll in classes for the second summer session, June 26.

"I wish I could have come down for May, but obviously I have high school to finish first," Gause said. "I can't wait. I'm in preparation now and it just makes me excited to get there."

The annual Scarlet-White game marked Gause's last trip to Piscataway.

"It was an awesome visit," Gause said. "It was great for me to see all the Class of 2011 guys again and to meet with the coaches. Watching the team play in a game-situation made me hungry to be a part of it."

Gause also got his first taste of what he hopes is his future. Though he has not prepared his college class schedule yet, Gause hopes to be involved in sports journalism.

After the spring game, Gause hung out in the locker room and watched quarterback Chas Dodd field questions from a drove of reporters.

"That's what I'm going to do when I'm done with football," Gause said. "It was cool to be in the middle of it and see Chas surrounded by the media. I got to do it once and hold a microphone when I was doing an internship and that was cool. You see it on TV all the time, but it's different when you're actually there.

"I want to be a sports broadcaster. It was good seeing it in action because it showed me what I have to do. I have to listen to everything they say and I have to be patient to be ready to ask my question."

Until Gause arrives, he plans to balance school-work with spring track where he competes in the 100, 200, 400, 4x1 relay and the long jump.

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