Queiro visited for a bowl practice in December, but did not know the previous staff well. Yesterday provided the new staff an ample opportunity to make a strong first impression with one of the top receivers in the Garden State.
Coach Kyle Flood succeeded.
"I really got to see the facilities one more time and just meet the people," Queiro. "It was pretty impressive. The core of guys are still there. Their mission is pretty incredible. They really believe in the National Championship. The National Championship is always on their mind. It's all they talk about. They're not even a top-10 football team yet, but that's all that's on their mind."
The Rutgers acronym of T.B.A. (trust, believe, accountability) hit home with Queiro, who follows a similar acronym in high school. At Bergen Catholic, he said, the program preaches trust, relentlessness and accountability.
"The most important one for them is the belief in striving for something," Queiro said. "It's striving for something that isn't within eyesight yet. It's about faith. It's a great message."
Bringing Queiro to the RAC for the basketball game, he said, set the visit apart.
"On the football team, I don't have any real relationships, but on the basketball team I know Myles Mack really well because I grew up with him," Queiro said. "It was a really exciting game. Watching the No. 2 team against Rutgers, I knew all the names. It was close until the end. I was hoping to rush the court. I was ready, but it didn't end up happening."
Queiro spent Saturday at Junior Day at Penn State, but said he preferred the intimacy of his Rutgers visit. He lists verbal offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, N.C. State and Northwestern.
"[Penn State] was more like a tour," Queiro said. "I got to see the campus and the facilities and everything and I liked it. I wish I could have spent more time meeting the coaches and everything, but I still had fun. ... It wasn't anything like Rutgers where I met a lot of people and got a lot of time with the coaches."