19 in 19: HB Paul Canevari

Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) halfback Paul Canevari is next up in our "19 in 19" series. A late addition to the Class of 2011, Canevari spoke with ScarletReport.com about preparations for Rutgers and doing a little recruiting of his own.

Savon Huggins is not the only back from North Jersey enrolling at Rutgers next week. Paul Canevari, who committed to Rutgers three weeks after Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) teammate Gary Nova, is done with high school and ready for the next step.

With exactly one week to go, Canevari is starting to get cabin fever.

"It's going to be cool," Canevari said. "I'm moving into my new home. I'm excited to get out of the house."

Perhaps the most exciting part for Canevari, he said, is his roommate situation. When Canevari arrives on the Banks next week, he will not be alone.

The hard-nosed, 220-pound back's roommate is none other than the guy that handed him the ball for the last four years.

"I'm really excited to room with Gary," he said. "It makes for an easier transition. I've known Gary for a long time and we're going to go through college together. We're going to room together. That's a cool thing to say."

The Bosco connection for Canevari does not end there.

After he and Nova signed their National Letters of Intent, they had plenty of teammates to recruit. According to Canevari, things are going well with rising seniors Darius Hamilton, Yuri Wright, Leonte Carroo, Mike Strizak and Elijah Shumate.

"Gary and I have been working on them," Canevari said. "They're going to be good this year. He and I think we'll have a couple of guys coming to Rutgers."

Canevari was on spring break during the Scarlet-White game, but remains in constant contact with the Rutgers coaching staff. Because of his hard-nosed style, Canevari fits in at multiple positions behind the line of scrimmage.

Rutgers recruited Canevari as an I-formation halfback, he said, but would be open to playing fullback.

"They have me learning a little bit of both, some running back and an h-back and fullback," Canevari said. "I guess I want to be versatile when I get there to try and get playing time."

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