Giacone Gives Official Visit Rave Reviews

St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) Michael Giacone spend the weekend at Rutgers on his official visit after committing before his senior season. The three-star tight end spoke with after leaving campus about his visit and what it was like to spend an entire weekend with his future teammates and coaches.

St. Peters Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) tight end Michael Giacone hosted Rutgers coaches Greg Schiano and Jeff Hafley at his home earlier in the week and this time it was Schiano's turn.

Giacone verbally committed to Rutgers during the summer over Connecticut and Maryland and was one of more than a dozen official visitors in Piscataway this weekend.

"It's just reassuring for me how comfortable I am here," Giacone said of his official visit. "All of the coaches make it such a great family atmosphere."

Giacone enjoyed the glamorous parts of the visit, like the traditional trip into New York City, but said the people made it special.

"We had a lot of fun, we went to the city and stuff, but the best part was really just hanging out with the guys," Giacone said. "We're trying to build these relationships now. These will be my teammates for the next four years, so it's exciting."

Giacone is acquainted with the top uncommitted recruits that live in his area, defensive lineman Darius Hamilton and quarterback Devin Fuller, and said he enjoyed spending time with them this weekend along with the

"We had a lot of fun," Giacone said. "It's a great group of kids, these are great recruits. Everyone was really coming together, everything is coming together finally and it's so exciting, to me, what we're building."

Sophomore tight end Paul Carrezola hosted Giacone on his visit.

"It was fun," Giacone said. "Me and Paul have a very close personality, so he's very easy to get along with. I learned a lot about the program and what it's like from him."

Giacone played high-school ball for three years with former St. Peters Prep stars Savon Huggins and Keith Lumpkin. He spent time with both of his former and future teammates while on the trip.

"I got to see them some at night and when we were doing the tours of the rooms and stuff," Giacone said. "I saw Lumpkin and Savon like every night. It was fun."

Giacone is set to sign with Rutgers Feb. 1 from St. Peters Prep.

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