DePaul OL to Camp at Rutgers

DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.) offensive lineman Errol McCarthy picked up his first Division I scholarship offer this spring, but he is not stopping there. McCarthy worked out in front of Rutgers coaches at his school this spring and plans to do so again at Rutgers when he comes to camp this summer.

When the Temple Owls verbally offered Errol McCarthy a scholarship, everything changed. The rising senior offensive lineman from DePaul Catholic (Wayne, N.J.) went from searching for an offer to trying to get more.

McCarthy is honored by Temple's interest, he said, but would love to hear more from Rutgers, where he will camp next month.

"It's a good opportunity to show what I've got," McCarthy said. "I feel like I'm good enough to play there and I have the mindset."

Rutgers is familiar with McCarthy after visiting him, and teammates Davon Jacobs and Nick Golz, to watch a workout this spring.

"We talk a lot," he said. "They came to my school to see me. I really like them."

McCarthy visited Rutgers for spring practice and saw a high intensity level that he felt matched his own.

"They play with speed," McCarthy said of the Rutgers offensive line. "It's very fast-paced and Coach Flood was intense. They work really hard. I love being intense because that's what makes me better. I feel like my intensity level would match theirs."

McCarthy, who is 6-foot-4, 275 pounds, said that he has had increased contact with Connecticut, UCF, Pittsburgh and James Madison. But Temple, his lone offer, is his leader.

"They'd be my leader," he said. "It feels great knowing that the hard work I've put in all this time has paid off, but I'm not done working yet."

McCarthy will play right guard for DePaul this season as well as defensive line. He will work primarily as an offensive lineman on the camp circuit this summer.

"I can play either side, but colleges like me on the OL," he said. "I play guard now, but I'm an athlete. I can play any position on the line."

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