Brodie Reviews Latest Visit to Rutgers

MATAWAN, N.J. — Four-star offensive tackle Ryan Brodie is no stranger to the Rutgers campus. In the stands on an unofficial visit for Saturday's thrilling 34-10 victory over Pittsburgh, find out what stood out about the latest trip to Piscataway for the Long Branch High School senior and highly sought-after recruit.

MATAWAN, N.J. — To four-star tackle Ryan Brodie, who is likely Rutgers' top remaining recruiting target on offense, his unofficial visit for Saturday's 34-10 win over Pittsburgh was "one of the best I've had."

"It was just one of those great visits to a school," Brodie said Sunday after Long Branch's loss to Matawan. "The crowd was into it, the team was on fire and I was really pumped up for the Rutgers win."

Brodie has been to Rutgers for spring practice, training camp practices, scrimmages, camps and games in the past, but said this visit will be a memorable one.

"It was just awesome," Brodie said. "Their defense was amazing. ... I got to spend time with Coach [Greg] Schiano and [offensive line coach Kyle Flood] and see a lot of people I already know play well in that game."

Brodie is a former teammate of true freshman receiver Miles Shuler and knows many of the younger players on the team from camps and his previous visits to campus.

The alternate black uniforms, worn for the "blackout," also stood out to the 6-foot-5 tackle.

"Rutgers is still one of my favorite schools," Brodie said. "There is just so much I like about them, but I need to take all my official visits before I'm ready to make any decision."

Brodie has an official visit to Connecticut scheduled for later in the season and plans to take four more after Long Branch's year comes to an end before deciding.

He hopes to announce his college choice during his all-star game.

"If I'm ready, that's when I'll do it hopefully," Brodie said. "I have to take my visits and I want to take all of them."

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