Florida DE Kinsey to Visit Rutgers

Chaminade Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.) standout Eric Kinsey was visited by Rutgers last week, and he told ScarletReport.com he will visit the campus next month. He also has a few interesting connections to the Scarlet Knights, and he spoke about them. What did he have to say? Come inside and find out.

Eric Kinsey knows plenty about Rutgers already because of his friendship with former Scarlet Knights receiver Tim Brown, and next month he will get an in-depth look at the school.

Kinsey, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive end at Chaminade Madonna Prep (Hollywood, Fla.), said he will camp at Rutgers next month. The decision comes after the Scarlet Knights visited his school last week.

"I talk a lot with (Rutgers assistant) coach (P.J.) Fleck, and we stay in touch on Facebook," Kinsey said. "I think Rutgers is pretty interested. They came down to see me, and they came down and saw my teammate (tight end Orlando David). I have an offer from them, so they're interested."

David is also camping at Rutgers, and the two have local resources to learn more about Rutgers. Scarlet Knights freshman cornerback Jonathan Aiken played at Chaminade Madonna in 2009, and Kinsey transferred to Chaminade Maddona from Miami Northwestern High, where Brown prepped.

And between those connections, Kinsey learned plenty about the Scarlet Knights.

"I know it's a great program," Kinsey said. "Tim Brown used to come by and work out all the time, so I know it's a great program. I talk to Tim sometimes, and he says it's a great school. He said you'll never fall behind academically. There's mandatory tutoring and study hall, and at Rutgers they stress academics first."

Kinsey's recruitment intensified in the last month, particularly because schools visited and watched him practice this spring.

He named a top 10 two months ago, but he said he slowed his recruitment down and is now open to everyone.

"There's a lot more schools getting in contact with me, so I had to do that," Kinsey said. "There were some schools that hadn't gotten in contact with me, so I want to take a look at them."

Rutgers has been recruiting Kinsey for a while, and could play him at defensive end. He made 19 tackles for loss, including 14 sacks, as a junior.

"Most schools want me to play defensive end or linebacker," he said, "and others want me to play a hybrid defensive end."

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