Stephenson Getting Closer to Decision

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Rutgers remains the lone scholarship offer for Sayreville (Parlin, N.J.) recruit Delon Stephenson. The RB/WR/DB was on-campus for the Schiano 7-on-7 Shootout and spoke with about when he expects to make his decision and what other schools may be in the mix.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Sayreville War Memorial (Parlin, N.J.) ATH Delon Stephenson remains under the radar with Rutgers being his only scholarship offer.

Stephenson, whose older brother Daryl Stephenson enrolled at Rutgers last week, said the time is getting near to make a decision.

"Everything is going fine," Stephenson told "If I don't have an offer from another school by September, I'm going to commit to Rutgers."

Stephenson said he would like to enjoy the recruiting process longer before making his decision, but does not have plans to visit any other schools.

"Probably not," Stephenson said when asked if he will visit anywhere else. "I'm just waiting. I don't have rides anywhere, so I'm just hanging here."

Miami is the only other school showing Stephenson significant interest, he said, but a trip to Coral Gables, Fla., to try and earn an offer is unlikely.

Stephenson was at Rutgers last week for the 7-on-7 and said he plans to be at Rutgers more frequently with his brother now dorming in Piscataway.

"I have fun every time I'm here," Stephenson said. "It's a good experience. I'm probably going to be up here a lot more often. I'm going to visit Daryl all the time."

Rutgers is all-set at running back and receiver in the Class of 2012, with the exception of a few top recruits, and Stephenson may project better on defense in college.

The Rutgers coaching staff told Stephenson that defensive back will be his position if he commits, he said.

"It's defense and special teams," he said. "I have the speed for it both and I'm stronger now. I think I can be an impact defensive back down the road."

Assistant coach Robb Smith spends the most time talking to Stephenson, he said, but he knows the majority of the coaching staff between his visits to campus and his brother's recruitment.

"I like the contact [with the coaching staff] a lot," he said. "I like Coach Smith. He's a cool guy to be around. He coaches special teams, so he's someone I need to get to know."

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