MLB Deeb Talks Rutgers, Updates Recruitment

American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) middle linebacker Michael Deeb is over the double-digit mark in verbal scholarship offers and building momentum at the start of the spring evaluation period. One of two Rutgers verbal offers out of American Heritage, Deeb broke down his interest level in the program.

The majority of verbal scholarship offers from American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) middle linebacker Michael Deeb come from out of state programs. Deeb remains focused on academics during the school year, however, and does not plan to start taking visits until the end of June.

Holding a verbal offer from Rutgers, Deeb still plans to travel to Piscataway this summer for camp so that he can get to know the staff.

"My plans are to visit while teammates camp over the summer," Deeb said. "I see no reason why not to get out there and camp for a day or two and interact with the staff during live drills."

Deeb earned a verbal offer from Rutgers before the start of the spring. He remains in contact with head coach Kyle Flood and linebackers coach Dave Cohen.

"Letters come in a few times a week and I speak with someone on the staff at least once a week," Deeb said. "I like the variety of opportunity they provide not only in football.

"Coach Flood seems like a down to earth family person. I like Coach Cohen a lot because he seems like a good person not just worrying about football, but caring for his players as people. Liking a position coach when picking a school is important and through conversations with Coach Cohen, I've built a lot of respect for him."

Teammate Bryant Gross recently received a Rutgers verbal offer. A starting safety at American Heritage, Gross has three verbal offers.

"I was very excited when Bryant was offered by Rutgers because we are very close and bring a lot of similar attributes to the field as well as classroom," Deeb said. "When leaving your family for college it is always a positive thing to be able to be going with a friend who is like family to you."

Deeb has no leaders and has not visited 10 of the 11 schools that have offered him. Visits between the end of his school year and start of senior season will likely determine his college choice.

"I would like to decide by August so once my senior season starts I'm fully focused on my current team [and] family and our ultimate goal of winning a state championship," Deeb said.


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