QB Yocum Recaps Rutgers Visit

Rutgers hosted dual-threat quarterback Kyle Yocum during a Thursday unofficial visit to campus, and afterward the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder spoke to Scout.com about his first trip. He also talked about trips on his schedule and his plans for the spring evaluation period and summer camps.

Rutgers quarterback recruiting for the 2013 class will take the Scarlet Knights until central Pennsylvania next week, but Thursday was time for a central Pennsylvania prospect to visit New Jersey.

Kyle Yocum, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound quarterback from Exeter High (Reading, Pa.) who threw for nearly 1,200 yards and ran for nearly 1,000 as a junior, made is first visit to campus.

"We came in this morning and we took a tour around the football facilities and campus, and then they took me to practice," Yocum said. "I got to watch the quarterbacks and talk to the quarterbacks coach there during practice, and he was showing me what to do.

"After practice was over, I got to have a sit down conversation with the quarterbacks coach on the field in the stadium."

The visit didn't end in an offer, but it certainly went well and could lead to one in the coming weeks.

Yocum, who holds offers from Bucknell and Buffalo and is hearing from Maryland, Temple, Eastern Michigan and Colgate, is slated to work out for Rutgers quarterbacks coach Rob Spence next week at Exeter High.

"He said he wants to see me throw live," Yocum said. "From what he can tell watching my film, he said he expects it to be good. He said if I throw well live, he thinks I'll get an offer."

Rutgers, like several other schools, is looking to evaluate Yocum in several areas before making a decision.

"A lot of the schools know I can throw," he said. "They just want to work with me and get my personality and how I am as a quarterback, and how I am in the drills. They want to know your leadership skills and your personality."

Rutgers could be one of a few to extend an offer his way.

Yocum is visiting Maryland on Saturday and will be at Colgate on Monday, and looks to be close to landing another FBS offer.

"It sounds like in the next week I could get an offer from Eastern Michigan," Yocum said. "I have a good relationship with the (Temple) staff. I actually threw for their quarterback coach when he was at Boston College and I went to the camp there a few years ago. We actually hit it off, and it was good to see him when I went back down there."

Yocum will got through the spring evaluation period before deciding on a camp schedule.

"Right now we're trying to see what schools truly want me," he said. "Then, we're going to go to campus this summer based on the interest level of schools."

As a junior, Yocum completed 65 of 144 passes for 1,199 yards, 13 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He also ran 169 times for 978 yards and 11 touchdowns.


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