Timber Creek Regional High (Erial, N.J.) defensive end Dajaun Drennon made his first trip to Rutgers since the coaching change, and the 6-foot-4, 220-pounder came away with a similar after meeting with coach Kyle Flood and his recruiting coach, Phil Galiano.
"Rutgers was good," Drennon said. "The thing I like about Rutgers is everybody they're recruiting are all from my area. I think it's cool to play with people that are from New Jersey."
Among South Jersey players on campus Sunday were Glassboro High running back Corey Clement, Woodbury High cornerback Anthony Averett, Williamstown High linebacker Buddy Brown and Timber Creek High linebacker Myles Nash. All hold offers from Rutgers.
"Every time we meet up at a visit, schools always ask (if they will go to college together)," Drennon said. "We just all talk about how cool it would be to go to the same school."
Sunday's unofficial visit was designed for several prospects to get to know Rutgers' new staff.
"Rutgers is always going to show a lot of love," Drennon said. "I talk to Galiano almost every day. Coach Flood, he's a good guy. I got to sit down and talk to him a little bit about football during the basketball game. He said next time I come up we'll have a more personal talk about everything."
Count on it, and for a number of reasons.
On a day Drennon picked up an offer from Alabama as his total sits near the two dozen mark, he said there is plenty of reasons to continue looking hard at Rutgers because of his affinity for the school, relationships he has with the staff relationships with other members of the 2013 class and his close friend, middle linebacker Quanzell Lambert, signed with the Scarlet Knights early this month.
"I can get up there in no time, especially the fact Quanzell is going there now, too," Drennon said. "I'll be a regular."
Drennon is also leaning heavily on Lambert, who was heavily recruited, during the recruiting process.
"He tells me the ins and out, and what to look for, and what not to look for," Drennon said. "He's like a big brother, and he tells me everything he went through and how to handle everything."
One of the keys was how Drennon meshed with the new staff, and it went well.
"I like them," he said. "It was kind of hard when they had the coaching switch you have to get to know everybody over again, but I got to sit down and talk to a few of their coaches. Not everybody, but they seem to be pretty good."
Drennon said he doesn't plan on trimming his list until the summer.