Pennsy OL Readying for Rutgers Camp

North Schuylkill High (Ashland, Pa.) lineman Jon Green made a spring visit to Rutgers to watch practice and will return next month to camp. Green is also hearing from several other schools, and while he has three FCS offers, he is waiting for his first FBS offer. What is the chance Rutgers will be his first FBS offer? Green spoke ScarletReport.com about it.

North Schuylkill High's (Ashland, Pa.) Jon Green visited Rutgers for spring practice last month, was asked camp at the school and is in constant contact with the coaching staff.

And while the two-way lineman is yet to receive a FBS offer, several schools have him prominently on their radar and are ready to offer pending a strong camp performance.

"I think Rutgers wants me for the defensive line," the 6-foot-2½, 290-pound Green said. "That's what they've been talking about. They said there are going to need help when the (2012) class gets there.

"They may also be looking at me for the offensive line. When I go to their camp, I think they want me to play on offense."

Green plans to camp at Rutgers in early June, and the Scarlet Knights think highly enough of him for assistant coach Brian Angelichio to stop by the school recently, and for him to talk regularly with assistant coach Bob Fraser.

"Coach Fraser and I have a pretty good relationship, and he told me plenty of times to hang in there and an offer will eventually come," Green said. "I'm sure that is after a lot of guys commit, then we figure out where we stand from there.

"He said to have a good camp and we'll probably be talking after that offer-wise.

Green added "two or three schools come by a day" to evaluate his academics and athleticism, and the first isn't an issue.

He holds verbal offers from Bucknell, Lehigh and Holy Cross, and is getting strong interest from Rutgers, Pittsburgh, East Carolina and Temple.

"I'm going for engineering with a minor in geology, or dentistry. So, education is a huge part of what I need to be doing. It plays a big factor in my decision-making, but as of now I'd rather play at a bigger school. But for me, there is no school that is out of the question."

As an offensive lineman, Green was a big part of an offense that averaged 264 rushing yards and 38.3 points per game.

"I'm not the big-name guy and I don't have 50 offers," Green said. "I've been recruited hard by everybody, but there's not a lot of hype. I sent my film to about every school in the east, and each one says the same thing – that they don't have anything bad to say and they don't give advice about things I need to work on."


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