Federico Ready for Early Enrollment

Unlike other Florida prospects, Ponte Vedra (Fla.) kicker commit Kyle Federico is familiar with New Jersey. Federico has been to New York multiple times. He came on his official visit to Rutgers this weekend to get one question answered before he joins the Scarlet Knights next semester.

Kicker commit Kyle Federico came to Rutgers last weekend with one question in mind — what do I need to do to make sure I can enroll early?

Federico, who verbally committed over the summer and told ScarletReport.com of his plans to enroll early in September, got his question answered and more during his 48 hours spent on his visit.

"We met with the whole academic [support] staff and we got to talk with them and have all of the questions we have answered," Federico said. "I got to talk to [director of football academic support] Scott Walker one on one. He helped explain to me what has to happen for me to graduate early and enroll. Before the trip, I was kind of confused about some things, but now I get it and I'm going to be ready to go."

Federico spent the weekend meeting his future teammates, sightseeing in New York and watching a live Rutgers bowl practice. Federico had a front-row view of special teams daily activities while being hosted by long-snapper Rob Jones.

"It was cool because I could ask any questions and he was a big part of the way things were on special teams, so he could talk about that," Federico said. "I asked him a lot of questions about the guys that were there and how practice works for them. He's a good guy."

Federico watched Jones and the special teams unit work in practice, which was his favorite part of the visit.

"After going to a practice and doing all that stuff, it makes it really exciting," Federico said. "This is going to be my life and I'm definitely ready for it."

Federico came with his mother on an unofficial visit last month for the team's thrilling overtime victory over South Florida.

But with some tight flying connections and a busy football schedule, he did not get to spend adequate time with the coaching staff, he said. The official visit was different.

"I came during a game last time and was pretty much just in and out of there," Federico said. "This time, I really spent some time with my teammates and got to know people. It made it more fun.

"I got to each lunch with [special teams coach Robb Smith], so we talked a lot during that time. We talked about how it's going to work next semester. I met with coach [Greg] Schiano. I tried to learn the names of all of the other coaches better. That was good."

Though Federico has experience in New York, he still had fun seeing the city with his coaches and fellow recruits.

"It was fun," he said. "There was a lot of stuff for us to do to have a good time. New York wasn't new to me. I've been there a few times for family and stuff like that, but it definitely was a good time."

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