DE Drennon Recaps Day Spent At Rutgers

Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) defensive end Dajaun Drennon was one of a few dozen class of 2013 commits on Rutgers' campus Saturday to get a closer look that program. Afterward, he spoke to Scout.com about his experience, and what he things about the Scarlet Knights.

Dajaun Drennon already saw Rutgers a few times, but not like Saturday when he and dozens of class of 2013 prospects descended on the campus for an in-depth look of the program.

The Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) defensive end, who holds double digit offers, saw an academic presentation, sat in on a film session, watched practice and met with the coaching staff.

"I loved everything about Rutgers," the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Drennon said. "They really proved that they are more than just football coaches. They are also father figures and role models.

"I learned a lot of new things, like how the school is the only university to be in the top three four years consecutive for APR."

The day began at 9 a.m. with an academic presentation and a tour of the Hale Center and football facilities.

A highlight is always the tour of the weight room and the running track for a 40-yard dash time running through the middle of it. Among the things that stood out to Drennon was the technology Rutgers uses in training and preparing for practice.

"Football-wise, I like how everything is digital," he said. "Not only are games taped, but there is practice film, a workout film, even cameras for when you are in the pool for rehab."

Drennon is one of the top defensive players in New Jersey's 2013 class, and his offer list shows it.

He picked up an offer from Virginia on Thursday to push his total to 10. He also has offers from Florida State, Iowa, James Madison, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse, Tennessee and Virginia.

However, Rutgers figures to be a factor in his recruitment given the relationship Drennon has with defensive line coach Phil Galiano, and the bond he is building with the rest of the coaching staff.

"I think overall Rutgers is just an amazing place to spend four years of my college life," Drennon said.


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