Bergen Catholic WR Tsimis Visits Rutgers

Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wide receiver John Tsimis was one of a small group of 2013 New Jersey recruits on-hand Saturday for a Rutgers spring scrimmage. Tsimis discussed his continued contact with the coaching staff and recruitment with

As a junior, Bergen Catholic (Oradell, N.J.) wide receiver John Tsimis made a name for himself with two big-time performances against Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey, N.J.) four-star cornerback Yuri Wright.

Now, it is Tsimis' turn to take recruiting trips and begin evaluating his college choice. The 6-foot wide receiver has had a busy spring with his most recent visit coming Saturday at Rutgers.

"It went well," Tsimis said. "I liked the scrimmage and talked a lot with the coaches afterwards."

Tsimis stood on the sidelines during the three-hour scrimmage, but spent time after it ended meeting with coach Kyle Flood, offensive coordinator Dave Brock and linebackers coach Dave Cohen, who recruits his area.

"It was good," Tsimis said. "I've met [Cohen] already, but it was good to see him again. ... Coach Brock was good. He was explaining the offense and everything and how they would use me in their offense."

Bergen Catholic head coach Nunzio Campanile also attended the Rutgers scrimmage. With wide receiver Kyle Queiro already holding a verbal offer, Tsimis said the general feelings toward Rutgers and the new staff are positive ones at Bergen Catholic.

"They're definitely one of my top choices," Tsimis said. "I would love to play it there. ... We all watch Rutgers."

Tsimis said he plans to take a return visit to Rutgers and may camp there this summer.

During his junior year, he led Bergen Catholic with 11 touchdown receptions on 50 catches and 754 yards. In two games facing off against Wright, Tsimis caught 15 balls for 210 yards and a touchdown.

Penn State, Duke and Boston College have already hosted Tsimis on unofficial visits this spring and Temple will do the same next week. Still seeking offers, Tsimis plans to keep his options open.

"Nobody is really standing out," Tsimis said. "I'm going to keep making visits and keep working hard at it."

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